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Economic yearbook 2011

Space Coast - Yearbook

Jerry Jackson | 4/1/2011

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.

Florida's Space Coast

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.

Jobs
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
Daytona Beach
595 +1% $115,000 -5%
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:
0-14
15-19 20-39 40-64 65+
15.9% 5.9%
21.8% 35.3% 21.2%
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]

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