Stretching from Central Florida to the Space Coast, the East Central region generates a significant portion of Florida's technological advances and experienced fast economic growth in the last decade. Home to some of the world’s best and brightest companies, including Rockwell Collins, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, and the world headquarters of Harris Corporation, the region’s well-educated workforce is more than 1.6 million strong. The East Central region includes the MSAs of Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, Orlando-Kissimmee and Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville.
Innovation and creativity via the nation’s space program started our journey to a vibrant economy in the late 1950’s. Today, as part of Florida’s High Tech Corridor, the East Central region enjoys a diverse economy, with advanced security, aerospace, communications, digital media, electronics, life sciences, photonics, simulation and emerging technologies serving as core economic drivers.