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July 2013

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Space Coast Emerges on the Global Market


Growing Our Export by Carl Kotala Years of hard work trying to establish a foothold in the export market are starting to pay off for Brevard County.  In reports released by both Enterprise Florida and the Economic Development Commission of…

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Still Entertaining Brevardians After 89 Years


The City of Cocoa was founded by fishermen in the 1860’s.  It was originally called “Indian River City” in 1882, but that name was too long according to U.S. Postal authorities.  Where the name “Cocoa” actually came from no one…

Breast Cancer Stats
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Guardian Ad Litem


A Voice for Brevard’s Most Vulnerable In February, the Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) program celebrated its 25th year working for Brevard County’s most vulnerable citizens – its children who are victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. The GAL program is…

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A Summary of the 2013 Legislative Session


Serving the People of Florida It’s great to be back home here in Brevard after spending the past few months in Tallahassee for the 2013 Legislative Session. I wanted to take this opportunity to give you a brief update on…

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Diversifying Beyond Stocks and Bonds


  Alternatives Provide Options to Traditional Investments   The profound effectiveness of portfolio diversification was first recognized by noted economist and Nobel Prize recipient Harry Markowitz in 1952. In today’s global financial markets Markowitz’s theory is as important as ever….

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Facilitating Small Manufacturing Growth

Development, Manufacturing

Florida MEP’s Incumbent Worker Training The manufacturing industry has seen its share of highs and lows over the past few years. Weathering challenges from an economic downturn to changes in federal regulations, companies have had to adapt to change often….

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Is it the Perfect Time to Build?


New Home Market Is Beginning to Expand With interest rates still low, land and construction costs on the rise, and new home plans, styles and features now available, many real estate experts believe it is the perfect time to build…

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Four Buds and a Burden


  Most people like to share great ideas and opportunities with their friends. That is what happened when David Cohen, the current chairman of the board of The Children’s Hunger Project, got a call from his buddy Bob Barnes.  But…

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Contents – August 2013


SpaceCoast Business August 2013 ● VOLUME  ● NUMBER   FEATURES Growing Our Export Health Care Reform Four Buds and a Burden Perfect Time to Build?     BEST PRACTICES  Economic Development Facilitating Small Manufacturing Growth [Julie Song] Finance Diversifying Beyond…