© 2023 90.7 WMFE. All Rights Reserved.
Public Media News for Central Florida
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Brevard Commissioners Vote In Favor Of Aerospace Manufacturing Incentives

Exploration Park site planes. Photo: ExplorationPark.com
Exploration Park site planes. Photo: ExplorationPark.com

Brevard county officials voted in favor of an $8 million incentive package for aerospace manufacturing.

It’s called “Project Panther” and promises to add 330 jobs with the average salary of $89,000. The county has not disclosed the company yet.

The grant would go towards development of the site, something said to be critical to the project. The high-tech facility would be built in Exploration Park, an area just outside Kennedy Space Center

Commissioners passed a similar incentive package for Lockheed Martin, promising 300 high-tech manufacturing jobs in Titusville.

The money would come from the North Brevard Economic Development Zone – a district tasked with promoting job growth in the area after the shuttle was retired.

Brendan Byrne is WMFE's Assistant News Director, managing the day-to-day operations of the WMFE newsroom, editing daily news stories, and managing WMFE's internship program.

Byrne also hosts WMFE's weekly radio show and podcast "Are We There Yet?" which explores human space exploration.
90.7 WMFE relies on donors like you. Your support allows us to provide independent, trustworthy journalism and fact-based content. Show your support today by contributing on a monthly basis or making a single online donation.