Good headlines are always welcomed and stories coming from south Brevard have delivered several such articles recently. There are few expansions in the works that will provide residents of Palm Bay, Melbourne, Suntree and surrounding areas with new jobs, means of travel and medical care facilities, all of which are make for good news.
1. A Melbourne company plans to expand and create jobs in Palm Bay
Florida Today recently reported that Oakridge Global Energy Solutions Corp., which already employs 25 people in Melbourne, has been granted tax breaks and incentives to acquire a manufacturing facility in Palm Bay. The battery maker plans to expand and employ 1,000 people with average annual salaries just over $50,000.
The article stated that positions would be created for managers, engineers, scientists, machine operators and technicians as the company expands its services to manufacture batteries for drones, remote control vehicles, golf carts and several other products.
2. Melbourne International Airport welcomes a new airline carrier
Last month, Florida Today reported that Melbourne International Airport will add new flights to Brevard County by an international airline. The new carrier’s name hasn’t been released yet, but Melbourne International will be the first airport it serves in Florida. At present, the airport offers flights from several commercial airlines and a charter service.
3. A ‘medical city’ calls Suntree home
Space Coast Daily reported that the Suntree area has a major medical complex in the works. Known as Brevard Medical City, the 29-acre complex will be situated on Wickham Road. Phase one of the construction plan includes the already open Suntree Internal Medicine building and a second structure that will eventually house a diagnostic center. Phase two is already underway and will add a 46,000 square foot medical complex. A later phase will incorporate an assisted living facility. The entire “medical city” will be surrounded by beautiful landscaping and built by MH Williams construction firm.
Expansion in south Brevard’s business, travel and medical sectors will provide growth opportunities, jobs and improve the day-to-day living experiences for residents. In addition to this, these plans are expected to grow the economy, making them rather exciting developments.