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EDC statement on U.S. Space Command decision

SPACE COAST, Fla. (January 13, 2021) – Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett today announced Huntsville, AL as the preferred location to host U.S. Space Command Headquarters (USSPACECOM HQ). Florida’s Space Coast, which will be considered an acceptable alternative location, was one of six finalists after the initial list was down selected from 26 communities, including eight in Florida.

The EDC led the effort to secure the joint combatant command on behalf of the community, working closely with Space Florida, the 45th Space Wing, Brevard County, the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, City of Titusville, the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority, and other strategic partners. The proposed site was located at the Space Coast Regional Airport/Spaceport in Titusville.

“By making it to the finals of this process, Florida’s Space Coast has distinguished itself nationally as one of the most military-friendly communities and capable of hosting a major combatant command. I am confident this community is well-positioned for other strategic basing opportunities in the near future and we will continue to work closely with the Air Force, Department of Defense, and our state and local partners to succeed,” said Lynda L. Weatherman, President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.

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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