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The Home Builders and Contractors Association is the only building trade association in east-central Florida that focuses on both home building and commercial construction.  Our growing membership boasts an annual economic impact of nearly $500 million and employs an estimated 4,000 professionals.  



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HBCA’s members represent a wide array of specialties within the Space Coast’s construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the residential, industrial and commercial sectors. HBCA represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers solely focused on building and enriching our Space Coast community.

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Best place to live in Florida
(US News and World Report,2019)
# 1

About the Space Coast

About the Space Coast

The birthplace of American space exploration and the hub of Florida’s space industry, Brevard County boasts generations of high-tech talent along with the largest share of STEM-related jobs in Florida. Situated in the middle of major space, air, sea, road and rail corridors, Florida’s Space Coast offers an attractive tax and wage climate enticing a variety of industries. Home to several colleges and universities, including the renowned Florida Institute of Technology, the Space Coast encompasses 72 miles of pristine beach and an average temperature of 73 degrees. Florida’s Space Coast is an alluring location to live, work and play.


Educational Excellence

Brevard County’s 84 public schools consistently rank among the best in the state of Florida. 25 were deemed state Schools of Excellence, and six of Florida’s National Blue-Ribbon Schools are here on the Space Coast. The Space Coast is also home to Eastern Florida State College, satellite campuses for the University of Central Florida, Webster University, Keiser University and the primary campus of world-renowned Florida Institute of Technology, which is ranked among the top universities in the world. – World University Rankings, Clarivate Analytics, 2018.

Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA)

Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA)

A community redevelopment agency is a special funding district created for the special purpose of promoting and facilitating the redevelopment of blighted areas. There are 15 CRA’s on the Space Coast spread across various municipalities. Some cities have more than one. CRA funds can be used for many things including property acquisition, construction, and infrastructure. To determine if a certain property is within a CRA district, contact the city hall where the property is located.

Powerhouse Industries

Powerhouse Industries

From start-ups and mid-sized enterprises to high-tech goliaths, the Space Coast corporate neighborhood hosts an impressive group of innovative organizations in a variety of sectors. The Space Coast is also home to Patrick Space Force Base, America’s first space base as well as the Naval Ordnance Test Unit at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Florida’s Space Coast is a hub for rapidly expanding industries: Aerospace and Defense, Business Services, Communications, Education, Environmental Services, Financial Services, Information Technologies.

Quality of Life

Unmatched Quality of Life

Over a dozen unique municipalities provide options for any lifestyle. From downtown dwellings to vast acres of farmland, whatever you like to call home, Florida’s Space Coast has it. From building sandcastles below a rocket launch, to a family weekend at Walt Disney World®, short commute times, sunny evenings, and a relaxed lifestyle create a relaxed stress-free environment for families of all ages and sizes.

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones are an economic development tool that allows people to invest in distressed areas in the United States. Their purpose is to spur economic growth and job creation in low-income communities while providing tax benefits to investors. The Space Coast Economic Development Commission ( ) can help you learn more about the benefits of the opportunity zones program.



As the birthplace of American Space Exploration, and the hub of Florida’s space industry, Florida’s Space Coast has cultivated generations of high-tech talent. But, we are more than space. The local workforce’s strengths extend beyond the aerospace sector, with one of the nation’s largest concentrations of employment in the communications sector and the most concentrated manufacturing workforce in the state of Florida. Recruiting employees is easily done with our local tax structure, low cost of living, affordable housing, and superior quality of life.

Tax Climate

Favorable Tax Climate

RANKED #1 Tax Climate
No State Income Tax.
Tax Climate Florida has the #1 Tax Climate in the Southeast for Business – The Tax Foundation, 2018

Low Cost Of Doing Business
RANKED #2 State for Business – Chief Executive Magazine, 2018

Incentivized Property Tax Rates
that can produce a 0% effective tax rate on your business investments.
Corporate income tax on limited partnerships: $0
Corporate income tax on subchapter s-corporations: $0
State personal income tax guaranteed by constitutional provision: $0



The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) serves as the single point of contact to help your company understand and access all the financial benefits of a Florida location, including Florida state and local incentives. The EDC works closely with economic development partners at the State of Florida (Enterprise Florida), Space Florida and the various local jurisdictions in the Space Coast region. The EDC will craft a comprehensive and aggressive incentive package for any type and size of business, from corporate headquarters to manufacturing plants to service firms. Visit:

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