Central Florida – Space Coast

Brevard county Florida communities include Cape Canaveral, Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Merritt Island, Patrick AFB, S. Patrick Shores, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Indiatlantic Beach, Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, , W. Melbourne, Malabar, Micco, Mims, Port St. John, Palm Bay, Palm Shores, Suntree/Melbourne Rockledge and Viera.  We are considered Central Florida – Space Coast area.

We are just 45 minutes east of Orlando, Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Aquatica Water Park!

 Some Interesting Facts:

Cocoa Beach is ranked 10th as the best surfing beach,

Florida’s Space Coast ranks #18 Best Bang-For-The Buck Cities according to Forbes in 2009.

We have approximately 2 1/2 million over night tourist each year.

We have the quaint and charming Cocoa Village,

Brevard Zoo,

World Famous Surf shop, Ron Jon.

Saturn V Center has more than 1.5 million visitors annually tour Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.  TripAdvisor.com named the Space Coast a top 35 Best Family friendly Vacation in the U.S. and Canada.

Great Rankings:

#1     Most concentrated high-tech economy in FL – Milken Institute, 2011

#1     Aerospace start-ups, statewide – Business Xpansion Journal, 2009

#5     America’s Top Cybercities – TechAmerica Foundation, 2010

#7     Most concentrated high-tech economy in the U.S.  – Milken Institue, 2011

#8     Top 100 U.S. Tech Centers, BizJournals, 2009

#11    America’s Most Innovative Cities – Forbes, 2010

TOP – Locations to Watch – Area Development, 2011

Space Coast – looking for High Tech Workforce

Ranked

#1     Number of engineers per 1,000 workers – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010

#1     Workforce statewide – CNBC, 2010

#3     Workforce with products tied to overseas  – Brookings Institute, 2010

#5     Most concentrated high tech workforce in the U.S. – Tech/America Foundation, 2010

#8     Top place for scientists and engineers to live and work in the U.S. – Expansion Management, 2010

EDUCATION – Florida’s Space Coast

Ranked

#2     Best in the State for Educational Excellence – Florida Dept of Education, 2009

Top 4%  Brevard Public Schools – Reading, Math and Science – FL Dept of Education, 2011

Top 6%  Brevard Public Schools – U.S. schools on High School Challenge list – Washington Post, 2011

#5     Best Educational system in the U.S – Education Week, 2011