Space Coast Economic Development Commission Announces Spaceport Commerce Park Selected for FPL’s Florida First Sites Program
By Space Coast Daily // August 3, 2023
groundbreaking collaboration marks significant milestone in advancing economic development and growth of the Space Coast
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is pleased to announce its inclusion in Florida Power & Light Company’s Florida First Sites program for a site readiness evaluation and marketing campaign at the prestigious Spaceport Commerce Park in Titusville, Florida.
This groundbreaking collaboration marks a significant milestone in advancing the economic development and growth of the Space Coast region.
Spaceport Commerce Park, encompassing over 100 acres of light industrial land, has been selected as one of the 10 locations within the FPL service area for this highly coveted program. This selection is a testament to the exceptional potential that Spaceport Commerce Park holds for attracting innovative businesses and creating high-quality job opportunities.
“Florida continues to be on the top of the list for companies leaving high-tax U.S. cities,” said Pam Rauch, Vice President of External Affairs and Economic Development for FPL.
“The Florida First Sites program helps showcase sites like the Spaceport Commerce Park to those companies looking for an ideal site in a supportive, business-friendly location like Florida’s Space Coast. We’re proud to support the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast with our site readiness program and help promote this location in a booming region of the state.”
The program, provided by FPL in collaboration with Global Location Strategies (GLS), renowned experts in site selection and economic development, will enable the EDC to accelerate the site readiness process for Spaceport Commerce Park.
GLS provides their expertise in reviewing comprehensive site information data through site selection models to deliver actionable recommendations to enhance competitiveness and site readiness. GLS will then create marketing materials for Spaceport Commerce Park to promote the parcels of land on the Florida First Sites website.
“We are delighted to partner with FPL and Global Location Services in this important site selection program, which will undoubtedly bolster the economic prospects of the Space Coast region,” said Lynda Weatherman, President and CEO of the of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.
“Spaceport Commerce Park is an exceptional site with immense potential, and this will enable us to attract world-class businesses and create sustainable economic growth.”
Through Florida First Sites, the EDC will be able to identify and market the infrastructure and utility needs at Spaceport Commerce Park to make the site “pad ready,” thus creating an environment conducive to the needs of cutting-edge industries.
The improvement recommendations include the need for expansion of utilities, roadways, and other critical infrastructure elements, ensuring the site needs are transparent and stakeholders are prepared to accommodate businesses seeking a strategic location in the heart of Florida’s Space Coast.
The collaboration between the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Florida Power & Light Company, and Global Location Services exemplifies the dedication to fostering economic prosperity and job creation within the region. Through this joint effort, Spaceport Commerce Park will become a magnet for innovative industries, providing an ideal environment for companies to thrive and contribute to the vibrant economy of Florida’s Space Coast.
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high-tech companies.
The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast.
For more information about Spaceport Commerce Park and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, please visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.