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Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Producing the Highly Skilled Workforce by Eric Witcher Over the past few years, we have seen a surge of activity at sites surrounding Melbourne International Airport.  This impressive stream of new business is the result of a tremendous community effort…

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KSC is Still Alive and Well


Why We Continue to be the Space Coast by George White In spite of the long-held assumption that the end of the Space Shuttle program would mean mothballs for Kennedy Space Center – and the North Brevard economy – the…

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A Game Changer for Brevard


Embraer Poised to be Cornerstone of County’s Next Great Business Sector by Eric Wright Draping the almost sterile environment of the assembly corridor of Embraer’s manufacturing facility at Melbourne International Airport (MLB), where their sleek Phenom 100 corporate jets are…

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Taking Flight on the Space Coast

Business Technology, Development

Aviation Sector Fueled by Cooperation by Ashley Blanchard It shouldn’t be a surprise that the aviation sector is a growing and thriving industry in Brevard County.  The seeds that were planted years ago are coming to fruition in this arena. …

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The Good The Bad and The We’ll See

Business, Development

An Overview of Brevard’s Economy by Paul O’Quin 2011 proved to be an eventful year for the economy in Brevard County and abroad. The global, national and local economies endured significant changes which will permanently alter the path of future developments,…

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‘Making The Future’

Business, Development, Leadership

Companies, Leaders and Sectors to Watch in 2012 In his most recent work, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos and Loss – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, Jim Collins said, “We cannot predict the future, but we can make it.” Collins’…

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Business, Development, Tourism

How important is it to Brevard County? by Melissa Stains Last year, 2.5 million overnight and an additional 2.6 million daytime tourists visited the Space Coast, impacting the Brevard County economy to the tune of $2.8 billion.  The total number…

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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,…