Some Hope on Space Coast Jobs

Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center

Florida Today reports on optimism about an economic rebound in the Sunshine State:

While the space industry will shed up to 6,000 jobs in the next several years, Space Florida President Frank DiBello believes that within three years, up to half of those lost jobs can be replaced by the completion of deals that are under way.

“We’re looking at somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 (jobs) that I can see,” DiBello said in a Monday interview with FLORIDA TODAY’S Editorial Board.

DiBello also met with Governor-elect Rick Scott on Monday and said he foresees no problems working with the businessman turned politician who is touring the state this week.

“He listened,” DiBello said.

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