Category: Regional News

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch turns tide of Florida’s Space Coast economy

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch on Tuesday has the Space Coast buzzing about a return to the heady days of the shuttle program, with businesses ready to take advantage of the surge in interest, economic leaders say. “No question that other companies around the world, they are looking at establishing facilities […]

Port Canaveral OKs $17.9M contract to help develop its ‘spaceport’ for SpaceX, Blue Origin

By Dave Berman, Florida Today Port Canaveral will be spending nearly $18 million on the first phase of a cargo berth project that will help provide facilities for the commercial space industry. That will include areas for the recovery and reuse of rockets. This project is part of $78.96 million in proposed projects related to a […]

Florida’s Space Coast is Poised for Change

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel Space-industry officials say this year could be one of the more important in recent memory because of the need to execute on planned major projects. The year will be marked by the Florida coming-out party of Jeff Bezos’ rocket company Blue Origin, which recently completed a massive 750,000-square-foot manufacturing plant […]

Florida Businesses Created Nearly 30,000 #FLJobs in December

Governor Scott announced today that Florida businesses created nearly 30,000 private sector jobs in December 2017. The state’s annual job growth rate of 2.8 percent continues to exceed the nation’s rate of 1.6 percent. More good news: Florida businesses have created 1,497,100 jobs since December 2010. Florida job postings showed more than 265,000 openings in December. Private-sector industries […]

Brevard County Top Gainer on Prestigious Milken Index

Space Coast, FL – The Space Coast can add another ranking to its growing collection – top gainer in Milken Institute’s Best Performing Cities 2017: Where America’s Jobs are Created and Sustained. Climbing an impressive 90 spots in just one year, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville region is now in the top one-third of large Metropolitan Statistical […]

Space Coast Comeback

WESH 2’s Chronicle: Space Coast Comeback, is a one-hour look at Brevard’s turnaround following the shuttle era, highlighting how Brevard County leaders helped turn our community into what it is today. This exciting episode illustrates how together, we are writing the next chapter of the Space Coast’s history. http://www.wesh.com/article/chronicle-space-coast-comeback/14428586   WESH 2 Chronicle: Space Coast […]

WESH 2 Presents Chronicle: Space Coast Comeback

Set your clocks for 8pm, this Wednesday December 13, to catch WESH 2’s Chronicle: Space Coast Comeback, a one-hour look at Brevard’s turnaround following the shuttle era. WESH 2 highlights how Brevard County leaders, including the EDC’s president and CEO Lynda Weatherman, Frank DiBello president and CEO of Space Florida, and Marci Murphy president of […]

Global business delegation touring the Space Coast for best practices

By Wayne Price, Florida Today …Delegates from around the world, under the auspice of the Americas Competitiveness Exchange, are coming to the Space Coast to see what leaders in the area have done right when it comes to promoting innovation and economic growth. The tour group, which includes high-ranking officials and dignitaries from 24 nations, are […]

2016-2017 Annual Report Posted

The 2016-2017 CareerSource Brevard Annual Report has been published. This year’s annual report, A Workforce in Motion, highlights the results of a successful year.  Click ‘expand’ below to explore the report, and be sure to check out the videos and links embedded within. CareerSource Brevard – A Workforce In Motion! View the annual report here.

Space firms focus on potential workforce shortage

By Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel PALM BAY — Space industry officials say bolstering the industry’s future workforce to offset an expected wave of retirements must become a priority, or some firms will be left scrambling for workers. The talent pool has attracted newer companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin, which creates informal hiring competition […]