Our Story, By The Numbers

In Brevard County, 500+ manufacturers and 23,000+ employed in manufacturing

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Manufacturing workers earn 22% higher wages than overall U.S. average wage

In Florida, that translates to 26% higher than the average wage; and in Brevard County, manufacturing wage is  77% higher on average than the U.S. average.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

In the U.S., 3.2 Million workers will retire by the end of the decade

Source: EMSI

Manufacturing contributes 21.5% of Brevard's GDP

Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis,
U.S. Department of Commerce

75% of R&D is driven by manufacturing in the private sector

Source: Made In America Movement

1 in 8 jobs in Brevard's private sector are manufacturing jobs, compared to 1 in 20 in Florida

Source: EMSI

While our community has become known as the Space Coast, our manufacturing industry goes well beyond “space”.

We have a strong, diversified manufacturing industry which is growing in stature, accolades and opportunities.

  • We have the 5th most concentrated high-tech workforce in the US. (TechAmerica Foundation)
  • This county ranks 2nd highest for concentration of high-tech manufacturing jobs in the U.S. (Brookings Institution)
  • Brevard ranks 1st in Florida with most concentrated high-tech economy and 6th in the US. (Milken Institute)
  • With 11 patents for every 10,000 workers, Brevard is 1st in Florida (Brookings Institution)
  • Brevard ranked 2nd for top Industry Clusters in Computer Equipment Manufacturing and 5th in  Communication Equipment Manufacturing (Angelou Economics Industry Hotspots Report)
  • This MSA is among the top 3 (of 360) metropolitan areas in the United States for concentration of Electrical Engineers and Technicians
  • The MSA ranks 11th on Forbes’ first-ever ranking of America’s Most Innovative Cities
  • It ranks 8thon the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity.

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