Category: Brevard Business News

US Economy Shrinks 0.9% in Second Quarter, Enters Technical Recession

The U.S. economy shrank in the spring for the second consecutive quarter, meeting the criteria for a so-called technical recession as raging inflation and higher interest rates forced consumers and businesses to pull back on spending. […]

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Brevard Commissioner John Tobia Presents Possible Reallocation Senario to Accommodate $30 Million Tax Gift Granted Driftwood Capital

Brevard County Commissioner John Tobia attended the Tourism Development Council meeting on Wednesday afternoon at the government center in Viera to present a possible concept for the reallocation of tourism tax funds with the addition of the $1 million per year gift to Driftwood Capital. The above graphic illustrates Tobia’s proposed change in the allocation of tourism tax funds with the addition of the gift to Driftwood Capital. […]

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BACK TO THE MOON: Countdown and Launch Operations Start in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center

We’re going back to the Moon but the countdown and launch operations start here, in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Engineers control many activities preparing NASA’s Space Launch System and NASA’s Orion Spacecraft for launch from their consoles in Firing Room 1 – utilizing a complex suite of software linking launch team operations to Launch Pad 39B, as well as the Eastern Range and other NASA control centers. […]

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WATCH: Enjoy Florida Life at the Luxury Ocean-Front Gated Community of Solana Shores in Cape Canaveral

Enjoy the Florida life at the popular and luxury ocean-front gated community of Solana Shores in Cape Canaveral. McCoy Freeman Real Estate just listed a 3-bedroom, 2-bath condo in Solana Shores.  […]

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WATCH: Route 1 Motorsports Sizzlin’ Summer Event Features Special Offers On Manitou Pontoon Boats

Join Route 1 Motorsports this Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a first-hand look at Manitou pontoon boats, the industry leader in leisure, luxury and performance pontoons. […]

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WATCH: Cuisinery Food Market in Suntree, Daily Bread Assist Hungry and Homeless Brevardians

Cuisinery Food Market in Suntree helps feed the masses and gives back to the community. Space Coast Daily’s Ron Lighthall sits down with the Daily Bread in Melbourne and talks about homelessness here on the SpaceCoast. How they help the community and how you can help. If you are hungry or experiencing homelessness and need help, call 321-723-1060. […]

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SPECIAL EDC PRESENTATION: Hear About the Latest Developments and New Businesses on the Space Coast

Hear about the latest developments and new businesses on the Space Coast during a special Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast presentation on August 18 at the Space Coast Association of Realtors. […]

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WATCH: Brevard County Commissioners Kristine Zonka, Rita Pritchett and Curt Smith Vote To Approve Grant To Hotel Developer Driftwood Capital

In an unprecedented action, and seemingly against the vast majority of Space Coast citizens, the Brevard County Commissioners Kristine Zonka, Rita Pritchett and Curt Smith voted to approve a $30 million grant to Driftwood Capital, which is a Cocoa Beach hotel developer. Commissioner John Tobia was the lone vote against the request. […]

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BREAKING: Brevard County Commission Unanimously Approves Health First’s Wellness Village Plan

Today, the Brevard County Commission considered and unanimously approved a proposal from Health First to build a Wellness Village featuring a new hospital in downtown Merritt Island. […]

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Space Force Lays Out Priorities as Launches Surge at Kennedy Space Center to 67 This Year

A decade ago, the major launch pads at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station and Kennedy Space Center in Florida were flying just three or four missions annually. Now, after a record 31 launches in 2021, they are expecting to host 67 this year, or almost one every five days. […]

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WATCH: Launch Credit Union Opened Second Titusville Branch in Titusville July 8 On South Singleton Avenue

Launch Credit Union opened its second branch in Titusville on July 8, at 90 South Singleton Avenue. Titusville Mayor Dan Diesel, several Launch board members, CEO Joe Mirachi, and the Titusville Area and Cocoa Beach Regional Chambers of Commerce helped cut the ribbon to make it official. […]

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2022 Space Coast Symposium Set Aug. 26 at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa

The Space Coast Symposium, set for Friday, August 26 at the Space Coast Convention Center in Cocoa, is like no other event in Florida. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER […]

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Cocoa Beach Hotelier’s Law Firm Delivers Letter To Brevard County Commission In Opposition to $30 Million Driftwood Developer Grant

Cocoa Beach Motel, Inc. d/b/a Radisson Resort at the Port, has submitted a letter of legal argument through its law firm in opposition to the $30 million grant agreement between the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and Driftwood Capitol (DAD 1300 N. Atlantic Cocoa, LP). […]

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COVER STORY: Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast Sponsors Certified Production Technician Program

Not that long ago, Brevard lagged behind many areas of the country when it came to job growth and Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast CEO Lynda Weatherman made it her mission to change that fact, meeting with industry leaders such as Elon Musk and Lockheed Martin to acquaint them with the benefits of the Space Coast. Her efforts to lure manufacturing into Brevard have paid handsomely in job opportunities. […]

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AAA: Going Electric? A Quarter of Americans Want Their Next Vehicle Purchase to Be an EV

A new national survey by AAA shows that a quarter of consumers plan to go electric for their next vehicle purchase (a fully electric, not hybrid vehicle). The most common factor for those interested in buying an electric vehicle (77%) is a strong desire to save on fuel costs. […]

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Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Opposes Driftwood Capital $30 Million Tourist Tax Giveaway

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association released the following statement regarding Driftwood Capital’s request for $30 million of tourism tax funds to promote its proposed Westin Hotel to be built in Cocoa Beach. […]

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