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Lynda L. Weatherman, President & CEO of the EDC of Florida’s Space Coast since 1994 is responsible for the attraction of new business & investment & retention of existing industry throughout the Space Coast. Her role also includes influencing change on govt. laws & regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, assisting industry in new market entry, relaying new programs & procedures to assist manufacturing & high-tech companies, & supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, which includes the retention of the Space Coast’s NOTU through the reversal of a BRAC Commission decision. Under her leadership, the EDC’s recent accomplishments include $1.8B in cap. investment resulting from the announcement of over 50 business development projects over a 10-year period (FY 10/20), include the attraction of Boeing Space & Launch Headquarters, Lockheed Martin Fleet Ballistic Missile Headquarters, Blue Origin’s manufacturing & processing facility for its Orbital Launch Vehicle, RUAG Space USA, Inc., & the expansions of Embraer, Thales, & Northrop Grumman.
-2007, Honored with the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal
-2010, Appointed to then Governor-elect Rick Scott’s E.D. Transition Team, tasked with identifying innovative ideas from the private sector, success stories from other states, cost-saving opportunities & legislative priorities to assist the then-Governor-elect. Also, was selected to be a member of the Air Force Chief of Staff Civic Leader Program, serving as an advisor, key communicator, & advocate for the Air Force & providing ideas & feedback to the Secretary of the Air Force & Air Force Chief of Staff.
-2011/2012, the IEDC recognized the EDC with three “Excellence in Economic Development” awards.
-2019, Appointed to serve on the Veterans Florida Board of Dir. by FL Senate President, Sen. Bill Galvano. Also, was inducted as a Laureate in the SC Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame