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Offering a highly skilled, diverse labor pool, Brevard County is home to several Fortune 500 companies and high-tech industries. In fact, manufacturing accounts for 14 percent of local employment compared to the state average of 9 percent.


Four of the top 10 employers in Brevard County operate at the airport. MLB also is home to an expansive industrial park that includes Florida Tech Research Park and several internationally known aerospace and aviation technology companies, including Harris Corporation, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, DRS, L-3, Embraer, General Electric and JetBlue’s LiveTV. MLB generates more than $1.1 billion annually in economic activity through airport tenant related facilities. With more than 6,000 people currently working daily at or on airport property, MLB ranks as one of Brevard County’s top employment centers. Recent additions to the tenant family will add nearly 900 new, high-paying jobs at the airport. Three aircraft manufacturers operate at MLB, including Embraer, the world’s largest maker of jet aircraft that carry up to 120 passengers. Two major aviation maintenance and repair operations, AAR CORP and MidAir USA, will be joining the airport’s tenant family soon.

Major employers in the Melbourne vicinity include:

Brevard Community College:
Brevard County School Board:
Florida Institute of Technology:
FLORIDA TODAY (Gannett) Newspaper:
DRS Technologies:
GE Transportation Systems:
Harris Corporation:
Holmes Regional Medical Center:
Northrop Grumman Corporation:
Surveillance and Battle Management Systems
Nuance Communications:
Rockwell Collins:
Rossi Electronics
Wuesthoff Health System:

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