EDC among Florida’s Best Local Economic Development Agencies

Southern Business & Development Magazine issued their “Best of Economic Development in the American South”

Brevard County, Fla. (July 23, 2015) – The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) was listed among the top four “Best Local Economic Development Agencies” in the state of Florida.

“Recognition from a publication in its 22nd year of promoting economic development activities in the southern part of the United States is very humbling. Making this list sends a strong message of local support for the EDC to site selectors and businesses looking to relocate or expand to Brevard County.” Stated Lynda Weatherman, president and chief executive officer for the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.

Southern Business & Development magazine targets c-suite executive readers in key markets and states located within and outside the American South which includes 16 states all located within the borders of Washington DC, Oklahoma, Texas and Florida.

In their spring 2015 issue, the publication highlighted the 30 “Best of” categories throughout Florida, of which the EDC made the list several times. In addition to receiving their nod among “Florida’s Best Local Economic Development Agencies,” EDC initiatives such as Technology Docking and Made in Brevard were among the “Florida’s Best Local Economic Development Initiatives.” In the category, “Florida’s Three Best Economic Development Assets”, the EDC was mentioned among partner organizations such as Space Florida and Enterprise Florida.

The spring 2015 publication of Southern Business & Development can be seen at www.sb-d.com


About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org

About Southern Business & Development
SB&D is the only media property that covers economic development in the American South, the world’s fourth-largest economy. It’s following over more than 20 years is legendary, as many readers tell us each quarter that they read the magazine “cover to cover.” SB&D has been quoted by CNN, Time, AP, ABC News, Fox News, CNBC, MSNBC, PBS, The Huffington Post, Yahoo, Al Jazeera, the BBC and dozens of other electronic media and in publications such as The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, USA Today and The New York Times. Visit www.sb-d.com