KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., February 03, 2016 (Space Florida PR) – Today, when Florida Space Day participants visit the legislature as they have for well over 20 years, Space Florida would like to take the opportunity to thank the Governor and Florida legislature for their tremendous support of the industry through the power of Florida’s unique economic development toolkit. The aerospace industry in Florida is thriving, with much more to come.
Space Florida is Florida’s Aerospace Development Authority and Coordinating Space Authority. Since inception through June 2015, Space Florida, through the policy and financial support of the state, has created more than $600 million in Florida labor income with over 1900 high wage jobs created to date and 7095 future jobs committed. At present 26 major projects have resulted in $128 million in capital investments with those companies having invested an additional $1.2 billion of their own capital within the state.
The state continues to attract major aerospace companies. As the Governor and legislature further strengthen Florida’s business climate with meaningful tax cuts for manufacturing and competitive economic development program this industry will only continue to grow within the state.
About Space Florida: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s aerospace and spaceport development authority, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive – and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed. www.spaceflorida.gov