Economic yearbook 2011
The big story in Brevard County for 2011 and beyond continues to be finding jobs for space shuttle workers who'll become unemployed as the program winds down. Most immediately, the region is focused on trying to land a giant photovoltaic project.
BREVARD COUNTY GOALS
Attract more events, festivals and eco-tourism.
Retain jobs and attract new businesses through newly created Team Volusia.
Build support for restoring Amtrak passenger train service to Daytona Beach.
|MSA||DEC. 2010||DEC 2009||% Change||Jobless Rate|
|Deltona/ Daytona Beach/ Ormond Beach||221,801||220,768||+0.5%||12.2%|
|Palm Bay/ Melbourne/ Titusville||234,110||235,612||-0.6%||11.9%|
|Source: Agency for Workforce Innovation
|Homes Single-family, existing-home sales by Realtors|
|MSA||Jan. 2011 Sales||1-Year Change||Jan. 2011 Price||1-Year Change|
|Melbourne/ Titusville/ Palm Bay||460||+28%||$93,200||-13%||Source: Florida Realtors|
|Brevard Population: 544,541|
|Population Growth Rate (2007-11): 0.47%|
|Population by Age:|
|Per Capita Income: $37,410|
Space Florida President Frank DiBello says Brevard needs to attract companies such as Bigelow Aerospace, which makes space modules. One of the company's models is in the background. [Photo: Gregg Matthews]