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It All Adds Up

Business, Development

Celebrating the Steady Drip of New Jobs A leaky hose can teach us a lot about economic development. Last weekend, I was outside cleaning off the patio, watering my plants and doing a host of other chores.   I left the…

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Creating an Engaged Workplace

Business, Development

Measuring and Engaging Employees at Work by Stephen Young and Matthew Pita If you’ve spent any time at work over the past five years you have undoubtedly heard of “employee engagement.”  From our work with organizations, it seems that everyone…

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Where Does Brevard Go From Here?

Business, Development

It’s Simple: Forward Owners and managers of small businesses in Brevard are well aware of the looming end of the Space Shuttle program and the effect it is having – and already has had – on Brevard County and the…

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It’s No Longer Mel-boring

Business, Development

New Offerings for YPs by Natasha Irizarry Duran Many of us still recall a time when young people referred to Melbourne as “Mel-boring.”  That’s certainly not the case anymore.  Not just Melbourne but all of Brevard County has seen a…

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Growing Brevard’s Manufacturing Base

Business, Development, Manufacturing

Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) by Julie Song Manufacturing is a significant engine that drives the Sunshine State’s economy with high-paying jobs, innovation and opportunity.  Brevard County has a large part to play in the success of this industry.  When…

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Cross Cultural Contributions

Business, Development

The Growing Gift of the Indian-Americans An educated, innovative and hard-working population, the Indian-American community continues to enrich the U.S. market with new businesses, products, technologies and management practices.  Today, this group is one of the country’s biggest assets in…

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Searching for Silver Linings

Business, Development

Job Outlook for Recent College Graduates “This spring’s college graduates face better job prospects than the dismal environment encountered by last year’s grads.  But that doesn’t mean the job market is thriving,” so reported The New York Times in May. …

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New Day, New Opportunity

Business, Development

Leveraging Our Assets as We Redefine There is a secret here in the Space Coast – a hidden treasure, an unpolished jewel.  What’s that secret?  We are intrinsically suited for “green businesses.”  Where else can a company find transportable skills,…

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Celebrating the Shuttle Legacy

Business, Development

Atlantis Addition to Make Memories for Millions by William Moore Over the last few years, we have lived through a period of transition surrounding the Space Shuttle Program.  Now that a direction has been identified, it is time to usher…

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Need a Hardware Upgrade?

Business, Business Technology, Development

Look for These Five Signs Unfortunately, computer systems don’t last forever.  Software needs to be constantly updated and hardware needs to be kept in good shape to perform at maximum efficiency.  To help you identify key indications you’re due for…