Brevard County has a highly skilled, diverse labor pool suited for a variety of industries. Computer programmers, satellite and space launch technicians, and health care professionals can find employment opportunities in Brevard. The county’s tropical business setting is an attraction for both new and existing businesses.
Florida metropolitan areas dominate the 2005 Milken Institute Best Performing Cities Index, and Melbourne-Palm Bay-Titusville claims the top spot. The Best Performing Cities index is outcome-based. Its components measure job, wage and salary, and technology growth.
Tourism accounts for over $2.2 billion annually in Brevard County. The area’s beaches, golf courses and tropical weather bring over one million tourists per year to Brevard, providing 35,000 jobs.
Employment percentages *2005
Trade, Transportation, Utilities 17.5%
Federal Government 2.8%
State Government 1.1%
Local Government 9.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 9.8%
Professional & Business Services 18.3%
Education & Health Services 12.8%
North Brevard major employers
Brevard County Schools - Education
United Space Alliance - Space Flight Contractor
Health First Inc. - Integrated Health Care Delivery
Brevard County - County Government
NASA - Aerospace
The Boeing Company - Payload Processing for space shuttle program
Parrish Medical Center - Health Care
Brevard Community College –Higher Education
KSC Visitor Complex Operator -Delaware North Parks Services
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