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October 4, 2015

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Aviation & Aerospace

Innovation Economy: Key Players

| 9/20/2012

• No. 2 state in aviation, aerospace and space establishments; virtually every major U.S. and international contractor has significant operations in Florida

• 2,000 companies with 83,000 employees engaged in aircraft system design, testing and production; flight training; avionics; commercial space launch systems

• Network of military installations serve as catalysts for R&D and sources of highly skilled personnel

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Melbourne International Airport

» Executive jet aircraft manufacturing

» Building new R&D facility — the Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA — adjacent to its existing jet assembly plant and adding 200 new engineering jobs.

The development of the Embraer Engineering and Technology Center USA Inc. would not have happened without the dedicated help of Enterprise Florida, Space Florida and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast. …The partnership has leveraged a host of resources to take advantage of the engineering talent we need here.

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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?

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