A wave of new job opportunities is sweeping across the northern end of Brevard County. Several companies are bringing great new jobs to the Space Coast’s north end and in the process bolstering the city of Titusville’s economic rebound.
1. Blue Origin
According to Bay News 9, Blue Origin is expected to announce that it will begin building rockets near Kennedy Space Center, where once they were only launched. The eagerly anticipated announcement is expected some time next week.
The news report stated that Blue Origin’s current location offers employees “high-end jobs of design, engineering and manufacturing” some of which may make their way to Titusville. Venture Capital Post reported that if Blue Origin began building rockets in northern Brevard County, 330 jobs would be created. WFTV reported that these new positions would have an average salary of $89,000, making them welcome additions to Titusville’s job market.
In addition to this, Florida Today reported that Embraer broke ground on their new $3.5 million Aero Seating Technologies Facility yesterday, which will bring 150 jobs to Titusville. Employees at the new facility will build seats for Embraer aircraft.
News 13 reported that Embraer is a luxury jet manufacturing company that is already well established in Melbourne. The new Aero Seating Technologies Facility will be a 50,000 square foot building situated in Space Commerce Park. Over four years, the facility would create 150 new jobs with an average annual salary of $48,000, making these positions also great opportunities for members of Titusville’s workforce.
3. Lockheed Martin
Earlier this month, Venture Capital Post reported that Lockheed Martin Corp. received a 1.735 million dollar grant to acquire a facility in Titusville that would create jobs for 300 staff members.
New opportunities for job growth in the aerospace technologies sector are sure to help the movement known as the “Titusville Renaissance” along. Other sectors of Titusville’s economy have also seen boosts from a number of restaurants opening within the city, focused efforts to create a cultural center in the downtown area and the initial phase of Titus Landing moving forward.