Category: Businesses

Rocket Business Growth is Great News for Other Brevard County Businesses

With a resurgence in the local space race, it is no surprise that even caterers, like Renaissance Catering of Cocoa, are seeing a boost in their business. Recent local rocket activity includes: Blue Origin building a massive rocket assembly plant, SpaceX launching rockets nearly twice a week, OneWeb building a satellite manufacturing facility and Lockheed […]

Plans Made for Boeing and DARPA’s New Spaceplane to Launch in 2020

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, recently selected Boeing to finish designing a reusable suborbital spaceplane, XS-1, which Boeing calls “Phantom Express”, with plans to launch and land at Cape Canaveral in 2020. “The XS-1 would be neither a traditional airplane nor a conventional launch vehicle but rather a combination of the two, […]

Heatlhcare Sector Strategy Roll Out

By Ken Datzman, Brevard Business News …“The sector–strategy approach is our big initiative at CareerSource Brevard,” said Murphy. “We have in place the Manufacturing Sector Strategy, we are rolling out our Healthcare Sector Strategy, and will be following that up with our Information Technology Sector Strategy. These three strategies cut across all businesses.” CareerSource Brevard […]

CareerSource Brevard awarded federal grant focused on job training for information technology industry; corporate veteran Maguire heads sector

By Ken Datzman, Brevard Business News ROCKLEDGE — The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded an “America’s Promise Grant” to 23 regional workforce partnerships across the nation to support tuition–free education and training for high–demand industries, and CareerSource Brevard led the way in Florida. The four–year grants are expected to provide more than 21,000 U.S. […]


Melbourne, FL – Congressman Bill Posey has announced he will be hosting a Federal Contracting Conference on August 23. This is the chance for government contractors to have one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from Washington D.C., and Central Florida to explore new contracting opportunities. This is also an opportunity for local businesses that specialize in […]

Cash isn’t always king for worker retention

By Val Williams With multiple generations active in the workforce today, many still chose their workplace based on salary. But, what makes an employee stay in that workplace? Employers have several opportunities to provide tangible and intangible benefits to attract and retain the employees they and their businesses need and want. Telecommuting has become a […]


Brevard County, FL — CareerSource Brevard (CSB), the area authority on workforce development, announced on Tuesday, May 23, at the quarterly board meeting, plans for expansion in North Brevard. The motion to approve the executive committee’s recommendation to relocate the Titusville career center, based on the current and projected growth of business and jobs in […]

Aerospace Workshop Sets Course to Develop 21st Century Talent Pipeline

Space Coast, FL – On Wednesday May 24, 2017, more than 50 industry, education, government, regional, state and national stakeholders gathered at Space Florida’s Science Lab to forge a collaborative model to lead an effort ensuring regional employers have access to the talent needed to scale their businesses now and in the future. While Florida […]


Brevard County, FL–The board of directors for CareerSource Brevard (CSB), the area authority on workforce development, announced its newly elected executive officers on May 23.  The board elected: Paula Just, chairperson; Patricia Stratton, vice-chair; Travis Mack, treasurer; and Robert Jordan, past chairperson. “I’m extremely excited to have very successful business leaders from Brevard County at […]

Healthcare careers are a growing field

By Carol Macrander Question: Do you want a job that makes a difference in your community? Macrander: Many of us do, and one that is meaningful and positively impacts others. If so, have you considered a job in the healthcare industry in Brevard County? According to labor market projections through 2024 from the Florida Department […]