Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast

Florida's Space Coast is home to America’s space program and the world’s only Quadramodal Hub (land, air, sea, and space). Our high-tech workforce fuels innovation, attracting 13 patents for every 10,000 workers – more than double the national average. We have an attractive tax code, competitive wage structure, and business-friendly government Florida’s Space Coast is America’s high-tech titan with a stronghold in aerospace, communications, electronics, security and emerging technologies. We have the most concentrated high-tech economy in Florida and the 15th most concentrated nationwide. We boast numerous innovation leaders including the world headquarters of Harris Corporation.
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Gregory J. Weiner, CEcD
Senior Director, Business Development

597 Haverty Court
Suite 40
Rockledge, FL 32955
Fax : 321-633-4200

  • Florida's Space Coast: Powered by Innovation

    Florida's Space Coast: Powered by Innovation

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    Florida's Space Coast: Welcome Home

FTZ 136

Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 136 enables qualified business to defer or eliminate U.S. Customs duties on imported goods. One of the largest foreign trade zones in the U.S., FTZ 136 encompasses 4,160 acres through four general-purpose sites in north, central and south Brevard County. This allows many businesses to take advantage of its benefits by locating within the general-purpose zone boundaries. Our FTZ includes four general-purpose, duty-free warehouses at the Port. In addition, the Melbourne International Airport FTZ location currently offers existing office, light industrial,heavy industrial and hangar space, all with existing or potential flight-line access. Strategically located, FTZ 136 offers full-service cargo facilities to meet your company's requirements including forty-nine acres of secure, illuminated and paved open-air storage facilities; most areas only 100 feet from dock to point of rest. We have more than 300,000 feet of dockside fully enclosed dry and secure warehousing equipped with covered loading docks. We offer special storage facilities for cement, petroleum and slag - including newly operational Seaport Canaveral, a petroleum terminal and 117-million-gallon-capacity tank farm in our north cargo area. We boast the largest cold storage facility on the East Coast with 9 million cubic feet of dockside cold/chill/freezer space that can be set from -10 degrees F (-23.3 C) to 55 degrees F (12.7 C) with up to 95 percent humidity.

Melbourne International Airport

Melbourne International Airport offers an array of available parcels designated for commercial, office, light industrial and residential use, and ranging in size from 2 acres to 80 acres. Here in the Site Selection section of the website are maps and other resources for finding the ideal business location. There is detailed information on infrastructure, including ramp access for aviation-related businesses, as well as on Foreign Trade Zone 136, which includes the airport, and the benefits an FTZ can bring through duty-free imports.