Annual Economic Development Update Breakfast

Each year the City holds this signature event to showcase the year of growth and development

Over 275 local community business leaders and stakeholders joined the City of Cocoa this past January to learn about the year of economic growth and development in the City.  

In spite of all of its challenges, 2017 still remained a year of progress and growth for the City of Cocoa.  The most significant challenge this past year was Hurricane Irma, a historically destructive storm for our region.  Through the destruction, the City continually demonstrated its perseverance, resiliency and maintained its commitment to delivering municipal services to enhance Cocoa’s quality of life.

Our community welcomed many new businesses and projects including a Wal-mart Distribution facility and the Mike Erdman Nissan and Toyota Dealership.  There was also growth in the housing sector with a brand new 55+ Senior Apartment Community along Clearlake Rd. and a preliminary subdivision plan for approximately 100 single family homes just south of S.R. 520 on Clearlake Rd.

Other projects include the completion of the Florida Avenue Complete Street and the redevelopment of Cocoa’s waterfront.

Included in the annual breakfast event was a keynote presentation given this year by nationally recognized Economist, Sean Snaith, Ph.D. Snaith discussed the economic forecast and the state of the economy 10 years after the start of the great recession.  Snaith is the director of UCF’s Institute for Economic Competitiveness.