If economic incentives end, here’s how Space Florida, EDC would try to lure firms to town


With Florida taking steps to kill the Enterprise Florida— the state’s economic development agency that often works with smaller county agencies — recruitment leaders on the Space Coast will need to find a new way to lure companies to relocate to the Sunshine State.

If economic incentive programs — agreements that offer an expanding or relocating firm tax breaks or cash in return for job creation — are zeroed out, local leaders say they would need to rely heavily on the attraction of our skilled labor pool and and the lower cost of doing business in Florida.