Business Florida
Get FREE Business News Updates


October 4, 2015

Business Florida 2013 - The Regions

East Central Florida

Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Titusville

| 9/20/2012


Information technology
International communications and IT giant Harris Corporation will expand its regional presence with a new $100-million, 450,000-sq.-ft. high-tech engineering center in Palm Bay and hire 100 workers.

Rocket Crafters Inc., a firm specializing in hybrid-rocket design and aerospace-composite technologies, is moving from Utah to Titusville, with hopes of creating as many as 1,300 full-time jobs.

Colt’s Manufacturing Company has selected Kissimmee as site of its new regional headquarters. The iconic American arms maker plans to create 60-plus manufacturing and engineering jobs.


Performing arts showplace
Opening in fall 2014, phase I of the $383-million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando will feature a 2,700-seat auditorium for touring Broadway shows and a more intimate 300-seat theater.

It takes a village … or maybe several
Already among the three fastest growing “micropolitan” areas in the U.S., The Villages, a 26,000-acre adult community spanning three central Florida counties, expands again. Joining Market Square and Spanish Springs Town Square: a third dining/shopping venue, Brownwood Paddock Square.

Fun in the sun
World-famous, drivable Daytona Beach is 23 miles of white sand, sparkling water and free pedestrian access 24/7; cars are permitted, but only in designated areas from sunrise to sunset.

Tags: Central, Business Florida

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Everything you need to know about the flu
Everything you need to know about the flu

Give flu vaccine another chance: This year’s version got a recipe change that should make it more effective after last winter’s misery from a nasty surprise strain of virus.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

The Florida Legislature is considering allowing people with concealed weapon permits to bring their firearms on public college and university campuses. Are you in favor of allowing this, or not?

  • Yes, allow concealed weapons permit holders to bring guns to school
  • No, am opposed to this idea

See Results