NOTABLE BUSINESS STORIES OF 2013

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BANNER YEAR FOR PORT CANAVERAL

1,500 New Jobs Projected for Port Canaveral

During the American Association of Port Authority’s (AAPA) annual convention guest speaker was Florida Gov. Rick Scott who talked about the importance of investing in the state’s seaports – and announced 1,500 new jobs for Port Canaveral.

Scott Announces 600 New Jobs for Embraer

Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined officials from the Economic Develop Commission of the Space Coast, local politicians and Embraer jet manufacturer President & CEO Frederico Fleury Curado, at the Melbourne International Airport to announce 600 new high-paying jobs for Brevard County.

Barn Light Electric Manufacturing Center Expands in Titusville

Barn Light Electric Company added another chapter to its remarkable success story, as the light manufacturing company opened the doors to its new manufacturing facility in Titusville.

Northrop Grumman Announces 1,000 New Aerospace Jobs in Brevard

Northrop Grumman recently broke ground on a new, 200,000 square foot building at its current campus adjacent the Melbourne International Airport. The new building will accommodate program management and engineering teams, as well as integration laboratories. The new building is scheduled to be complete in the summer of 2014.

Bass Pro Shops Opens in Palm Bay

Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, plans to hire for about 200 jobs at the new Palm Bay location, including full-time, part-time and seasonal. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.vom)

Bass Pro Shops, America’s most popular outdoor store, plans to hire for about 200 jobs at the new Palm Bay location, including full-time, part-time and seasonal. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.vom)

 Surrounded by thousands of wide-eyed sportsmen from across the Space Coast, one of America’s most successful CEO’s blended in with the local patrons on Bass Pro Shop’s opening day crowd as well as the camouflage on the hunting attire.

Commission Approves $6.5M For Titusville Mall Project

Cliff Aiken of Exxcel Project Management says he plans to build an open-air shopping center, which is scheduled to open in the first part of 2015. He also claimed that the new mall would generate up to 800 jobs. (GreaterTitusville.com image)

Cliff Aiken of Exxcel Project Management says he plans to build an open-air shopping center, which is scheduled to open in the first part of 2015. He also claimed that the new mall would generate up to 800 jobs. (GreaterTitusville.com image)

By a vote of 4-1, the Brevard County commission approved a $6.5 million taxpayer-funded grant for the redevelopment of the former Miracle City Mall property on US 1 in Titusville, Florida.

Eckler Industries to Build International HQ in Brevard

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The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) and City of Titusville announced a $9.5 million project by Eckler Industries will create 65 new jobs in Titusville.

Walsh Confirmed Unanimously As Port Canaveral CEO

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Interim Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh was confirmed unanimously by the Port Canaveral Commission today as the port’s new permanent chief executive officer.

Port Canaveral Commission OKs New $85M Cruise Terminal

Cruise visitors will be able to walk outside the terminal to enjoy Port destination options or depart from the terminal and Exploration Tower to enjoy area excursions.The new cruise terminal complex will handle the largest cruise ships currently sailing as well as the 6,000-passenger vessels in design. Construction is expected to begin in January. Announcements regarding the new terminal’s tenants are expected soon. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Cruise visitors will be able to walk outside the terminal to enjoy Port destination options or depart from the terminal and Exploration Tower to enjoy area excursions.The new cruise terminal complex will handle the largest cruise ships currently sailing as well as the 6,000-passenger vessels in design. Construction is expected to begin in January. Announcements regarding the new terminal’s tenants are expected soon. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

In an unanimous vote, Port Canaveral Commissioners have approved building a new $80-$85 million cruise terminal and 1,000-vehicle parking facility that is scheduled to open in November 2014.

TDC Awards $100,000 Grant To Dinosaur Store in Cocoa Beach

The Dinosaur Store in Cocoa Beach was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Tourist Development Council to assist in its completion. The Dinosaur Store features museum quality fossils and minerals, dinosaur eggs, dinosaur teeth, dinosaur claw fossils, fossil shark teeth. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

The Dinosaur Store in Cocoa Beach was awarded a $100,000 grant by the Tourist Development Council to assist in its completion. The Dinosaur Store features museum quality fossils and minerals, dinosaur eggs, dinosaur teeth, dinosaur claw fossils, fossil shark teeth. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

In a crowded meeting room at the Marriott Courtyard, the Space Coast Office of Tourism conducted its monthly meeting and awarded The Dinosaur Store Museum $100,000 as a grant to assist in its completion.

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