According to the latest survey from info USA, a provider of proprietary databases, Melbourne came in at No. 4, tied with Miami, with 16.5 percent growth over the last five years in the number of businesses in the metropolitan area. The city saw its number of businesses grow from 19,337 in 2000 to 23,159 in 2004. Only Fort Myers reported higher business growth, coming in at No. 2 with 18.3 percent growth.First a few statistics:
The Central/Space Coast’s unemployment rate has remained lower than the state and national averages since 1995.
In 2004, the unemployment rate of 4.6% was 0.2 percentage points below the state average, and nearly 1 percentage point below the national average.
Because of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and Spaceport Technology Center as well as several providers of similar services, the region is at the leading edge of space research and is a foremost contributor to technological advances in the industry
The labor force is growing faster than the Florida average. Brevard employs more than 180,000 workers, and is on track to increase over 30% (53,000 new jobs) between 1995 and 2005.
Manufacturing jobs are a major portion of the areas job base.
Brevard County offers a wealth of opportunities for employment.
Additional resources for job and demographic information
Bureau of Economic and Business Research at the University of Florida (BEBR)
Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation – Labor Market Information
State jobs http://dms.myflorida.com/
*If you have to work for a living, you might as well be in a great environment.
Because of the proximity to Orlando and The Beeline expressway access (Hwy 528), it’s easy to commute to jobs there with a drive time of only 40 to 60 minutes; so check Orlando jobs too!
Last. Can you see yourself working in a tropical environment, going for lunch at the beach. It’s great to be outdoors. For more information see the other dropdown categories to the left.
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