Category: Sector 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 […]

45th Space Congress – The Next Great Steps – February 27 to March 1

The Next Great Steps, 8701 Astronaut Boulevard, Cape Canaveral, Florida 32920 February 27 through March 1, 2018 Space Congress® is a forum for a breadth of topics regarding current space initiatives through relevant panel discussions and prominent speakers. The Congress allows for technical interchange between aerospace professionals, faculty, students and the general public during the […]

Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium Meeting- March 7 @ 9am

Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium Meeting March 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Mark your calendar for the March 7, 2018, Brevard Healthcare Workforce Consortium meeting. Registration begins at 8:30am and the meeting is from 9:00am to noon. Healthcare industry representatives, educational partners, workforce development entities and community stakeholders are invited to identify and implement actionable […]

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 […]

The Brevard IT Workforce Consortium Meeting

Join CareerSource Brevard (CSB), area employers, educators,  and other community stakeholders to share the challenges and solutions faced while attracting, recruiting, and retaining the IT talent many of Brevard’s businesses need to grow.   Register here!  Thursday,February1st 9am-Noon, Registration 8:30am Bill Posey Conference Center, Florida Department of Health 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL […]

Hiring: Registered Nurse Residency Program

Apply  Today: Visit www.employflorida.com and search for Job #10377844 Job Listing: A great beginning on the road to success! This program is designed to effectively support the new graduate nurse as they transition into their first professional role in the acute care hospital setting. Core content focuses on these critical areas: Patient-center care, teamwork and […]

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 […]

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 […]