Brevard County, known as the Space Coast, is home to space exploration, rocket launches, and the Kennedy Space Center. According to the TechAmerica Foundation, Brevard County has the 5th most concentrated high-tech workforce in the US, including industries such as communications, electronics, homeland security and defense, and high-tech manufacturing. In addition, the city of Palm Bay ranks 11th on Forbes' list of America’s Most Innovative Cities.
NATURE & WILDLIFE
Enjoy the great outdoors at one of Brevard’s 200 parks while observing over 4000 species of animals. Hike or bike through the trails of these parks or one of the 11 protected sanctuaries. Want to see animals from all over the world? Visit the Brevard Zoo to observe animals from South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia. Take an airboat ride to spot alligators or take a wildlife tour to see manatees and dolphins.
BEACHES & SUNSHINE
With 72 miles of beaches and an average temperature of 73 degrees, Brevard County is the perfect place to find a work-play balance. Over 2.5 million tourists visit Brevard yearly to take advantage of the beautiful landscape. Whether you prefer to take a stroll on the beach, surf the waves, watch baby sea turtles hatch, or kayak down the river, Brevard County has it all right at your fingertips.
Brevard County has a wide variety of local attractions. Visit the Cocoa Beach Pier and the world’s largest surf shop, Ron Jon’s. Enjoy a night in Melbourne’s historic downtown or catch a show at the King Center. Just a short ride from Orlando, you can visit all the theme parks and attractions, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, LEGOLAND Florida, and Sea World.