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Florida Tech Research Park

Florida Institute of Technology Research, Science and Technology Park

Introducing 100 acres of prime science/research park property
Designed to bring innovation and new business quickly to the marketplace

On Dec. 2, 2009, Melbourne International Airport and the Florida Institute of Technology unveiled an innovative collaboration designed to enhance and expand Brevard County's technology-research infrastructure and create jobs for the Space Coast.

Through creation of the
Florida Tech Research Park at the airport, Florida Tech and the airport embarked on a partnership aimed at fostering economic development and increasing the region's high-tech competitiveness.

Located on 100 prime acres within the larger Airport Industrial Park, the FTRP incorporates existing airport tenants, including Florida Tech's Emile Buehler Center for Aviation Training and Research, its Applied Research Laboratory and the Florida Technology Research and Development Authority's Business Innovation Center.

The FTRP pairs Florida Tech's top-tier research facilities with the airport's world-class industrial park, which already is home to major corporations in the defense, aerospace and high-tech industries, including Harris Corp., Northrop Grumman, DRS, General Electric and L-3 Communications.

The FTRP's first phase envisions 10 major buildings offering up to 600,000 square feet of office/research space and as many as 3,000 jobs. Future phases — an additional 500 acres of developable land is available — could boost space to more than 1 million square feet and as many as 10,000 jobs.

The 20-year partnership intends to attract tenants from a variety of high-tech industries that can benefit from the university's growing research facilities, its faculty and graduate students.

The airport retains ownership of the property and leases sites directly to tenants. The airport manages all leases and requires high architectural stands for all new buildings. Private developers are encouraged to construct speculative buildings in order to have leasable space available at all times.

A joint-use area covering approximately 25 acres at the park is envisioned for development of facilities for experimental purposes, such as solar collection or hydrogen production research. The area also may be used as a park amenity for tenants.

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For information regarding growth opportunities at Melbourne International Airport, please contact:

Melissa L. Naughton, C.M.
Assistant Director of Business Development

Office: 321-723-6227, Ext. 133

One Air Terminal Parkway, Suite 220, Melbourne, FL 32901-1888, USA     |     Phone: 321-723-6227
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