Friday, September 21, 2018
By Stefanie Lattner

Manufacturing on Florida’s Space Coast is On the Rise
EDC’s signature State of Manufacturing event awards local
champions of manufacturing initiatives.

Space Coast, FL (September 21, 2017) – Florida’s manufacturing GDP has been on a steady incline since 2001. However, Brevard County’s is rocketing. While the nation and Florida’s has increased about 50% since 2001, the Space Coast’s manufacturing GDP has climbed over 200%. These statistics were announced by James Heckman, state economist for Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, at the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast’s (EDC) 3rd Annual State of Manufacturing Event, which is hosted by the EDC’s Manufacturers Association of Florida’s Space Coast (MASC).

In addition, Brevard County continues to see an increase in its manufacturing workforce, which is being fueled by the EDC’s manufacturing talent asset pipeline program, and the work of local elected officials and community leaders.

“This report reflects our community’s hard work in making the Space Coast a manufacturing hub not only in Florida, but in the global economy,” said Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC.