Explore Brevard


Brevard County is home to approximately a half million people residing in fifteen municipalities spanning just over a 1,000 square miles with 72 miles of beaches. There are rivers, lakes and marshes to explore. Recreation comes in many forms; year-round golf, boating, surfing, fishing, hunting, tennis, swimming, and spring training. Brevard has a thriving economy that performs on a winning combination of tourism and high tech. The Space Coast is home to major industries such as NASA, Harris Corporation, Northrup Grumman, United Space Alliance, Boeing, and Rockwell Collins. The county is convenient to Orlando International Airport (40 miles) and boasts its own International Airport in the city of Melbourne.

Education

From elementary through secondary, Brevard County’s Public Schools, its Charter Schools and its numerous private schools, offer students a high quality education and provide for experiences far beyond the classroom. The County’s school system is consistently ranked above the state average and offers innovative and inspiring teachers.
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Government Agencies

Brevard County Government
Brevard County Appraiser

Cities within Brevard County

City of Cocoa
City of Cocoa Beach
Town of Indialantic
City of Indian Harbour Beach
City of Melbourne
City of Melbourne Beach
City of Palm Bay
City of Rockledge
City of Satellite Beach
City of Titusville
City of West Melbourne

Recreation

Brevard is home to every sport imaginable, seek and you shall find. Whether you prefer watching or participating, - there's lots to do. With its 72 miles of beaches and its local waterways, water activities are a major attraction. From exploring Canaveral National Seashore in the north to Sebastian Inlet State Park in the south, the parks and recreations department has numerous parks for you to enjoy.

The pleasant climate provides ample opportunities for all warm weather sports. With 22 (and counting) beautifully managed golf courses you are sure to find at least one to your liking. The year-round great weather also makes tennis a perfect pastime. The Space Coast Tennis League (SCTL) has several teams in each of their eight different levels offering players in all levels the opportunity to join in the fun.

Port Canaveral’s thriving cruise ship business along with the Kennedy Space Center provide wonderful recreational opportunities and the Maxwell C. King Center for the performing Arts provides a wide variety of musical and theatrical activities on a year round basis. In addition, the Brevard Zoo tickles the delight of young and old. The County’s extensive Library System fulfills its goal of enriching your life by maintaining 18 convenient locations in the county, all offering excellent programs on wide variety of topics.

Employment

 Major Employers in Brevard County:

Brevard County Schools
2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940-6699 USA
Employees: 8535
(Brevard County Public School System and Brevard County School Board)

Harris Corporation
1025 West NASA Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32919-0001 USA
Employees: 6391
(An international communications equipment company that provides product, systems and services to government and commercial customers.)

United Space Alliance
8550 Astronaut Boulevard
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4304 USA
Employees: 6300
(Space flight operations contractor)

Health First, Inc
6450 South US Highway 1
Rockledge, FL 32955 USA
Employees: 6000
(Integrated healthcare delivery system.)

45th Space Wing
1201 Edward H. White II Street
Patrick Air Force Base, FL 32925-3299 USA
Employees: 4174
(Host organization for Patrick Air Force Base, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida instrumentation stations and the island stations of the Eastern Range.)

Space Gateway Support
P O Box 21237
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32815-0237 USA
Employees: 3000
(SGS was formed in 1998 to provide a solution for launch support operations for NASA and the Air Force. SGS, along with our team members, combined the talent of industry leaders to provide unique solutions in the changing space launch and base operations industry. )

Brevard County
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building C
Viera, FL 32940 USA
Employees: 2500
(Brevard County Government and Board of County Commissioners)

Wuesthoff Health System, Inc.
PO Box 565002
Rockledge, FL 32956-5002 USA
Employees: 2400
(Wuesthoff Health System provides quality, comprehensive, accessible and cost-effective healthcare services to the residents of Brevard County.)

Northrop Grumman Corporation
2000 West NASA Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32904 USA
Employees: 2000
(Global aerospace & defense company that provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services & solutions in defense & commercial electronics, information technology, systems integration, & is the world's largest shipbuilder.)

The Boeing Company
P O Box 21233
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32815-0233 USA
Employees: 1962
(Payload processing for Delta II, III, IV and Florida Space Shuttle Operations.)

NASA
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 USA
Employees: 1577
(Leading force in scientific research & in stimulating public interest in aerospace exploration, as well as science & technology in general.)

Intersil Corporation
2401 Palm Bay Road, Northeast
Palm Bay, FL 32905 USA
Employees: 1402
(Intersil is a leader in the design and manufacture of integrated circuits for high performance analog & wireless networking. Target markets include power management, WLAN, optical storage and video/flat panel display.)

Lockheed Martin Launch Operations
PO Box 321399
Cocoa Beach, FL 32932-1399 USA
Employees: 1400
(Conduct all launch operations for Atlas and Titan)

MC Assembly
3991 Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL 32934 USA
Employees: 1200
(PC Board Assembly Medium Volume, Medium Mix, Medium-High Tech/High Material Content, BGA and MICRO BGA, TH / Mixed Tech / SMT, Box Build and Order Fulfillment)

Sea Ray Boats, Inc.
100 Sea Ray Drive
Merritt Island, FL 32953 USA
Employees: 1151
(Boat Manufacturer)

Rockwell Collins, Inc.
PO Box 1060
Melbourne, FL 32902-2704 USA
Employees: 1109
(Manufacture aircraft avionics systems-- communications and navigation)

Parrish Medical Center
951 North Washington Street
Titusville, FL 32796 USA
Employees: 1100
(Parrish Medical Center is a 210 bed, not-for-profit public, JCAHO accredited hospital.)

Brevard Community College
1519 Clearlake Road
Cocoa, FL 32922-6597 USA
Employees: 972
(Educational Institution/Community College)

MIMA
200 East Sheridan Road
Melbourne, FL 32901 USA
Employees: 845
(Multi-specialty physician group practice offering outpatient medical care.)

Florida Tech
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901-6988 USA
Employees: 689
(Florida Institute of Technology is an independent technological university that provides quality education, furthers knowledge, and serves the diverse needs of our local, state, national, and international constituencies.)

Dictaphone Corporation
3900 West Sarno Road
Melbourne, FL 32934 USA
Employees: 658
(Provider of a broad range of electrical manufacturing services.)

FLORIDA TODAY
PO Box 419000
Melbourne, FL 32940 USA
Employees: 600
(Daily Newspaper 7 days a week.)

DRS Optronics, Inc.
2330 Commerce Park Drive
Palm Bay, FL 32905 USA
Employees: 581
(Optical System manufacturer for defense and medical products.)


reference:
Economic development of florida's space coast

 

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