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April 27, 2015

Targeted Industry Sectors

Advanced Manufacturing

Innovation Economy: Key Players

| 9/20/2012

• 17,500-plus firms and 307,500-plus workers in manufacturing aerospace products, batteries, communications equipment, food/beverages, medical devices/supplies, semiconductors and more.
• No. 1 state for workforce and job training in 2011 and talent pipeline in 2012 according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

• 4th largest export state

XCOR Aerospace
Brevard County

» Rocket manufacturing

» Establishing an East Coast U.S. operational base, including a manufacturing/assembly center for XCOR Lynx Mark II suborbital reusable launch vehicles; $11.4 million capital investment; 152 new jobs

AIR Products
Palmetto

» Liquefied natural gas (LNG) technology and equipment

» Constructing a 300,000-sq.-ft.

LNG heat exchanger manu-facturing facility near Port Manatee; 250 new jobs

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