Category: Regional News

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 […]

Brevard’s unemployment down to 3.5 percent: County has more than 7,200 jobs from a year ago

By Wayne T. Price, FLORIDA TODAY Brevard County’s unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent in October, basically the same as a month earlier. Year over year though, the Trinity of a positive job market continued on the Space Coast. A larger worker force. More people working. Fewer unemployed. Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity released the October […]

Bridging talent gap, growing opportunities in Florida through apprenticeships

By Michelle Dennard, President and CEO, CareerSource Florida The talent gap we face in Florida is not a new problem nor is it unique to our state. According to the Florida Chamber, while more than 400,000 are looking for jobs, we have 232,000 jobs looking for people. Florida’s employers and workforce development, economic development and […]

The Space Coast Satellite Industy is Growing

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Brevard County — is playing a big role in the future of the satellite industry in two big ways: Arlington, Va.-based satellite company OneWeb LLC in March expects to debut its $85 million, 100,000 square-foot manufacturing plant inSpace Florida’s Exploration Park. Space Florida is the state’s economic development agency […]

SpaceX Preps Rocket for Secret Payload, Parts Supplier Expands and More

By Matthew Richardson, Orlando Business Journal Here’s a few things happening this week on the Space Coast: Extant Aerospace: The Melbourne-based electronic parts maker and supplier broke ground on Nov. 14 for its planned 54,000-square-foot production and repair center. The company is currently posting jobs for a junior and senior manufacturing engineer, senior supply chain […]