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The Industry of Brevard County


The high-tech industry will always be a strong asset to Brevard County.

On a continuous basis, high-tech businesses choose to locate to the region because of its strong technological economy, in addition to the various other advantages to doing business in the county.

These high-tech businesses have been thriving in the county, which is home to a handful of Fortune 500 companies.

Though Brevard is a pioneer in the technology field, it is also an appealing site for other industrial businesses including agriculture, tourism and further service businesses.


The manufacturing industry accounts for around 14 percent of local employment, with top employers such as Dictaphone Corporation, DRS Optronics, Inc., Intersil Corporation and Rockwell Collins. Brevard County’s truly diverse local industry and skilled workers have made it one of the top places to do business.

On top of this, the transportation industry is a quickly growing facet of the region as well.

Brevard County is so ideally located in both the state of Florida and the country that it has the capabilities of importing and exporting cargo by air, land, sea and even space through Foreign Trade Zone 136 – a zone of which Melbourne International Airport is a part.

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Additionally, Port Canaveral encompasses 1,450 acres in the trade zone as well.

Financing for businesses looking to relocate or expand in the Brevard County area are available through Industrial Revenue Bonds. And for additional resources regarding location needs for new technology-based businesses, contact the Florida/NASA Business Incubator Center at (321) 267-5601.

With the county’s location, eclectic economy and array of significant amenities, businesses of all sizes and kinds continue to establish themselves in this always-flourishing area.

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