Tag: Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast

Scott PowersMay 11, 2018

After meeting with economic development, business and space leaders Friday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Philip Levine called the Space Coast “our Silicon Valley” but said the challenge for the state will be investing in the education system to support it. “Everyone is excited, but the big concern, the big challenge is, do we have the graduates. […]

Scott PowersDecember 13, 2016

Florida’s Space Coast saw solid increases in tourism and hospitality employment fostered by rising hotel and cruise ship occupancies but tempered slightly by a drop in gambling boat passengers in the past year. A new “Space Coast Tourism Report” from the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast projects that 2016 will break the tourism […]

Scott PowersOctober 31, 2016

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence vowed Monday that a President Donald Trump would seek a robust course to space that would have NASA focus on deep-space exploration. In a speech to a few hundred people at the Cocoa Convention Center, Pence was light on details but heavy on promises of a bold American future in the final […]

Scott PowersOctober 28, 2016

Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence will talk space policy Monday in Cocoa at a special meeting of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. Pence becomes a late replacement for an appearance that had been scheduled for Donald Trump earlier this week. Trump’s schedule got difficult and he never firmed up the appearance, leaving […]

Scott PowersFebruary 5, 2016

U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democratic candidate for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, said Friday that he supports broad but efficient development of a commercial space program and also thinks the U.S. government needs to keep pursuing space for military and intelligence support. Murphy on Friday was the first U.S. Senate candidate this year to meet with Space Coast […]


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