Category: Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

LEAD Brevard Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award to Honor EDC’s Lynda L. Weatherman

LEAD Brevard announced the recognition of Lynda L. Weatherman, President and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, as the recipient of the 2023 Rodney S. Ketcham Leadership Icon Award. […]

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TAKE THE SURVEY: Brevard EDC, Tourism Office Mission Space Coast Community-Wide Survey Now Underway

Starting on Monday, November 28th, your voice can shape the words which will define the Space Coast for generations to come. A community-wide survey, the final step in the data collection phase of Mission Space Coast: One Voice-One Brand, will allow residents across Brevard to share their thoughts on what they believe defines the Space Coast. […]

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SPACE COAST EDC: Space Perspective Makes 272-Foot Vessel MS Voyager First Marine Spaceport for Human Spaceflight

Meet the world’s first Marine Spaceport for human spaceflight that will carry the world’s largest human-rated capsule recovery A-frame. The 272-foot vessel is powered by more than 8,000 horsepower and holds onboard generators that produce over 1 megawatt of electricity. Voyager’s incredibly precise mobility and dynamic positioning are made possible by two bow thrusters (one of which rotates a full 360 degrees) and two stern thrusters that rotate 360 degrees. […]

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Space Coast EDC and Office of Tourism Partner to Introduce Beer Trail Passport for Residents and Visitors

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and the Space Coast Office of Tourism have partnered to launch an official Beer Trail Passport for Florida’s Space Coast. The Space Coast Beer Trail Passport encourages users to set off on a mission by visiting featured breweries and Oceanside Distillery to earn “passport stamps” and watch one live launch on the Space Coast to earn an official Launches and Lagers Mission Patch. […]

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Space Coast EDC Welcomes AEye, Inc., Led By Highly Respected Industry Leader Steve Frey

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast recently welcomed AEye, Inc. to Brevard County. AEye, a global leader in adaptive, high-performance lidar solutions, selected Palm Bay for the opening of its new office to support its partnership with Booz Allen Hamilton. […]

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Space Coast Economic Development Commission Announces New Officers for Fiscal Year 2022/2023

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast announced its slate of officers for the fiscal year 2022/2023. Newly appointed officers leading the EDC for 2022/2023 include Chair, Kirk Hall, CEO/CFO, Sentry View Systems; Chair-Elect, Travis Proctor, CEO, Artemis IT; Treasurer, Linda Stout, Market President – East Central Florida, Truist; Secretary, Todd Pokrywa, President, The Viera Company; and Immediate Past Chair, Bart Gaetjens. […]

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Dassault Aviation Selects Florida’s Space Coast for New Major Maintenance Facility, Will Bring 400 Jobs to Brevard

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and the Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) announced Dassault Falcon Jet, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, a global leader in the aerospace industry, has selected Florida’s Space Coast for its new major maintenance facility. This new state-of-the-art factory will spur a capital investment of $115 million and the creation of 400 new jobs with an average annual wage of $86,120. […]

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Health First’s Brett Esrock: How the Space Coast Can Shape its Brand to Secure Our Economic Future

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Brett Esrock, above, is the Sr. VP, CEO Hospital Division, Health First. He is responsible for implementing strategy and business development initiatives, overseeing revenue planning, growth and physician relations for the Health First Hospitals (Cape Canaveral Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Palm Bay Hospital, Viera Hospital). […]

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Six Space Coast Businesses are Finalists for 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and GrowFL announced that six companies from Florida’s Space Coast were selected as a 12th Annual GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Finalist. […]

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Space Coast Economic Development Commission and Office of Tourism Launch ‘Mission Space Coast’

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast and Brevard County Office of Tourism have launched the official community branding initiative ‘Mission Space Coast’ as the organizations partner to propel business, talent and tourism attraction and retention. […]

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Florida’s Space Coast Recognized as Great American Defense Community During Space Coast EDC Board Meeting

Diane Rath, Director of Association of Defense Communities recognized Florida’s Space Coast as a 2022 Great American Defense Community at the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast during an Aug. 3 EDC Board of Directors Meeting. She was joined by Col. Anthony Graham, Space Launch Delta 45 Vice Commander Installation Support; Kristine Zonka, Brevard County Government Commissioner, District 5; and Shelina Frey Military Affairs Representative USAA, to accept an official flag to honor this prestigious recognition. […]

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Space Coast Economic Development Commission Sponsors ‘The Launch Pad’ Gaming Lounge at Patrick Space Force Base

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is proud to sponsor The Launch Pad Gaming Lounge, the new 24-hour gaming lounge at Patrick Space Force Base that hosted the Department of the Air Force Gaming League Halo Infinite championships in May. […]

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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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Gov. Ron DeSantis Awards Space Coast Economic Development Commission Defense Reinvestment Grant

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast has been awarded a $79,200 Defense Reinvestment Grant to strengthen its efforts directly supporting Patrick Space Force Base, including the EDC’s Space Coast Salutes initiative, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program and Veteran’s Florida SkillBridge program. […]

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Innovation Council Launched By Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

The Space Coast could just as aptly be called the Innovation Coast, given the interest and nurturing given to rising stars in the business world. “We love the major players in the space industry, but we are also fertile ground for the next generation,” said Brian Baluta, the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s vice president of communications and partner relations. […]

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Joe Rowlette Joins Board of Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

Joe Rowlette, Florida Health Care Plans Wellness and Communications Coordinator for Brevard County, has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. […]

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Space Coast Economic Development Commission Launches Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) in collaboration with the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes launched the Space Coast Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) during an event on April 22 at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex. […]

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Space Coast Economic Development Commission Announces USSI Global Expansion in West Melbourne

The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) announced the expansion of USSI Global in West Melbourne. USSI Global, a turnkey provider of customized broadcast, network, and digital signage services worldwide recently selected Brevard County for its corporate expansion. […]

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Florida’s Space Coast Named to 2022 Class of Great American Defense Communities

Florida’s Space Coast, home to Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, is one of five communities across the country named to the 2022 Class of Great American Defense Communities. “Florida’s Space Coast’s military are an essential part of the community’s character and our rich history,” said Lynda L. Weatherman, President and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. […]

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Space Coast EDC Driving Innovation, Supports Space Coast Pitch Challenge at Groundswell Startups

The Space Coast Pitch Challenge was Brevard’s first locally funded and produced pitch challenge. The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC), Cypress Bank & Trust, TSS Solutions, Health First, and Relentless Private Equity Group all came together to make the challenge possible. […]

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