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Gov. Scott touts new Boeing jobs in Florida

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Jul 31, 2020
Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that Boeingwill locate its Commercial Crewprogram headquarters at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. According to a press releaseissued by Scott’s office, “Boeing will manufacture and test its Crew Space Transportation” spacecraft and expects to create 140 jobs by June 2013 and 550 by December 2015. The Miami Herald reportsthat*,* ”since 2009, more than 4,000 space jobs have been lost in the Cape Canaveral area as NASA closed out the space shuttle program.”
Enterprise Florida— a private-public partnership that supports Florida businesses — explains that “Florida ranks 2nd among states for aviation, aerospace, and space establishments, with nearly 2,000 aviation and aerospace companies employing some 83,800 workers.” According to Enterprise, this includes almost every major defense contractor, the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, and many U.S. military installations.
Accoridng to Space Florida, the state’s aerospace development organization, its partnership with Boeing will modernize Kennedy Space Center facilities to “provide efficient production and testing operations that optimize the company’s best practices from satellite manufacturing, space launch vehicles and commercial airplane production programs.”
The release from the governor’s office adds that Boeing will partner with, “NASA, Space Florida, Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, Enterprise Florida, the Brevard County Board of County Commissioners and Brevard Workforce.”
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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