Florida’s Space Coast is the world’s premier gateway for government and commercial space access and home to generations of high-tech talent who have cultivated a location like no other. While its reputation as the place for launch is undisputed, the quantity and quality of assets, expertise and lifestyle options extend well beyond the historic launchpads of Cape Canaveral.
Like most communities, we are proud of what our community has to offer. However, few places offer the unique lifestyle you will find on the Space Coast. With its tropical weather, cultural activities, educational opportunities, year-round outdoor recreation, and family-friendly atmosphere, the Space Coast offers an exceptional quality of life that residents and visitors enjoy year-round.
As the birthplace of American Space Exploration, and the hub of Florida’s space industry, Florida’s Space Coast has cultivated generations of high-tech talent. But, we are more than space. The local workforce’s strengths extend beyond the aerospace sector, with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of employment in the communications sector and the most concentrated manufacturing workforce in the state of Florida. Recruiting employees is easily done with our local tax structure, low cost of living, affordable housing, and superior quality of life.
Florida Institute of Technology is among the top universities in the world. – World University Rankings, Clarivate Analytics, 2018
No Floridian lives more than 50 miles from a postsecondary educational institution, many of which are nationally ranked colleges and universities. This provides your businesses with a constant flow of skilled employees. What’s more, the Space Coast is part of the Florida High Tech Corridor, boasting a region with a talent pool of scientists, engineers, and other innovative entrepreneurs.
“The biggest factor there is a talented workforce that you could really hire people that understand the quality and demands of aerospace. You really want to get good assembly and integration engineers. You want to be able to get high quality machinists and machine operators. Those jobs today are very sophisticated jobs.” Jeff Bezos, Founder, Blue Origin
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“The talented workforce and global access Florida provides has allowed us to operate successfully here for decades. Our two new centers of excellence and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility will allow us to continue our growth and benefit our customers, our company and the community for many more years.” Rick Matthews, VP of Florida Operations, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
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