NOTABLE BUSINESS STORIES OF 2013
By Space Coast Daily // December 29, 2013
BANNER YEAR 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Interim Port Canaveral CEO John Walsh was confirmed unanimously by the Port Canaveral Commission today as the port’s new permanent chief executive officer.
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.
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.