Research Park Tenant Incentives

Site Incentives
Construction Phase No charge, up to 18 months
Option/Right of First Refusal No charge for any expansion
Transportation Access Improvements State of Florida and/or DOT Grants (if needed)
Real Estate Tax Waived for the City of Melbourne and Brevard County (available)
Brownfield Program Eligible with $2500 per new employee
State Tax Waivers Florida State Tax waivers available
Training Employee training funds available from the Workforce Board
Expedited Permits City of Melbourne
Environmental Approvals Phase one completed
Stormwater Management Permits in place
Zoning Classification Compatible with either light (M-1) or heavy manufacturing (M-2)
Florida Tech Research Park
Dynamic Location On more than 100 acres on Florida’s Space Coast, in partnership with Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Aviation Commerce Park, Melbourne, Florida
High Tech Companies 70+ companies utilizing over 1,000,000 square feet of space employing over 7,000 people
Employment Base Highly skilled, technology diverse employment base
High Tech Interactive Cluster Research and Development, Light Manufacturing, Manufacturing Support, Services and Suppliers
Broad Base of Support Services High Visitor Convenience, with Hotels (5), Restaurants (15), Financial institutions, Medical facilities (5), Award winning schools all located within three mile radius
Florida Tech Research Park Office Convenient location with High visibility at Melbourne International Airport (MLB) Terminal
Employee Satisfaction Proximity to highly rated residential, medical, commercial, educational and recreational facilities
Corporate Visibility and Visitor Appeal Prestigious location, commercial credibility, established financial standing
Melbourne International Airport Amenities
Airline Service

Destinations are Domestic and International (Delta, US Air, Baer Air) Direct Air (seasonal)

U.S. Customs Full-time on Site
International Business Development #136 Foreign Trade Zone which enables qualified businesses to defer or eliminate U.S. Customs' duties on imported goods
Fire Station On site
Police Station On site
Control Tower FAA approved
Weather Station NOAA Regional Office
Airport Terminal Rated for up to a category 3 hurricaine (125 mph winds)
Hospital Kindred Hospital (Less than a mile away)
Access Unrestricted access to the general public
Container Inspection Site U.S. Customs approved site
Air Carrier Availabilities Commercial, General Aviation, Military and Cargo
Aircaft Type Fixed and rotary wing craft
Runways Three all-weather runways. Main runway 10,181 ft. long
Industry Cluster Aviation Commerce Park on site
Intermodal Transportation
Aviation Commercial passenger, commercial freight, military and general aviation availabilities
Rail Florida East Coast Railway mainline and Airport Rail spur
Truck Commercial truck lines
Bus Long distance transport buses via Greyhound as well as local service by Space Coast Area Transit and Melbourne Airport Shuttle service.
Public Transit Onsite Stops Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT)
Vehicle Taxi, Shuttle, and Rental Car
Transportation and Shipping Hub Facility on site
Port Canaveral, located 25 miles north Offering cruise lines, cargo lines and shippers, businesses and vacationers advanced capabilities of a first-class deepwater port
Infrastructure
Roadway Finished roads to all Research Park sites including four lane access to Interstate 95
Storm Water Management Permits and structures already in place
Traffic Lights Signalization in place
Utilities at Lease Line Water, electricity, natural gas and reclaimed water systems and services running at each lease line
Waste Treatment Plant Primary, secondary and tertiary treatment facilities adjacent to MLB
Florida Lambda Rail

High speed optical network

Florida Institute of Technology

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958

Accredited , independent, coeducational, research technological university in the Southeast offering undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs
Standings Rated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report; named a Barron's Guide “Best Buy” in College Education; one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges
Fields of Study Science, Engineering, Aeronautics, Business, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Communication, Education, High-tech fields and related disciplines
Cooperative Education (Co-op) programs The College of Engineering and College of Aeronautics Co-op program enables students to gain academic credit for their work experiences.
Internships Career Management Services provides assistance to students seeking major-related work experiences
Continuing Education and Training Offers a variety of professional development programs and certificates (On-line and On-site)
Joint Applied Research Initiatives Opportunities to seek funding and grants for collaborative research
Accessability Florida Tech Research Park is 5 minutes from campus, close to many technological and research facilities
Transportation Support Florida Tech Student Shuttle runs every 30 minutes between the main campus, MLB terminal, and the Emil Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research

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