GrowFL EventSix Brevard Companies Among Second-Stage Businesses Competing to Earn Prestigious Honor

Brevard County, Fla. (June 25, 2015) – GrowFL has announced the 2015 Florida Companies to Watch finalists. The awards event – now in its fifth year – honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. More than 500 companies were nominated for this year’s award. The 101 finalists collectively represent $694 million in annual revenue and employ 3,280 full-time equivalent employees.

Finalists from Melbourne include, Certified General Contractors, Inc., K. Parks Consulting, Inc., Modus Operandi, and Sorensen Moving & Storage. Representing Titusville is RUSH Construction, Inc., and from Cocoa Beach, Novel Engineering, Inc.

“Of the 25 counties represented, I am proud that Brevard County ranked near the top of the list with six finalists. These companies are a wonderful example of the economic growth happening now. They have shown success and are in position to further their impact in this community,” stated Lynda Weatherman, president & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.

The Florida Companies To Watch program consists of two rounds of selections. Finalists now advance to the second round, where they will be further evaluated based on their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy, and empowered employees.

“We applaud these first round finalists, all of which exhibit impressive strengths in entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social/community responsibility, and competitive business practices,” says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL Executive Director.

Developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies To Watch is a distinguished awards program specifically designed to seek out second-stage businesses from a wide range of industries representing all areas of the state, not just those in major metropolitan areas. In addition to evaluating past growth and projected success, applicant companies are judged according to their special strengths and impact in their markets, communities, and within the state – thus deeming them “worth watching.”

The winners will be announced in late August. The 2015 honorees will be celebrated at the awards ceremony November 5th at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Resort in Orlando.

Former winners from Brevard County of this prestigious award include SCB Marketing, Airon Corporation, Securboration Inc., Coastal Steel, LRM Industries, Mainstream Engineering, Certon, AML Superconductivity and Magnetics, Anuva Manufacturing Services, Diamondback Towers and SeaDek Marine Products.

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Originally published by Grow FL