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Corridor briefs Spurring Space Coast Revival The revival along Florida’s Space Coast Now, a Denver aerospace and software engineering firm has committed to continues as an impressive reminder of the spearhead a rejuvenation project for Historic Downtown Titusville. Red Canyon power and potential of high tech industry. Software, Inc. has pledged to bring 20 jobs with an average annual wage of Launches from the Space Coast have $55,000 to a revitalized Walker Bank and Apartment building as its first regional become almost commonplace again with office outside of Colorado. SpaceX, Blue Origin and United Launch Alliance busy delivering payloads to the The combination of their revitalization efforts, job creation initiatives, and International Space Station and pushing unique talent attraction approach, has been dubbed the Launch Now commercial and military satellites into orbit. project. The revitalization plans include 20-24 boutique-style apartments, which will provide housing for the company’s employees, as well as a collaborative workspace for the development of new software and other technologies for the aerospace industry. “We believe Titusville is uniquely positioned to become the Silicon Valley of Space 2.0. We are exhilarated with the opportunity to revitalize a historic building of this grandeur into vibrant spaces fueled by innovative technology,” stated Barry Hamilton, founder and CEO of Red Canyon. “Ultimately, though, buildings are about the people who live in them, work in them, and partake in their greater community. Red Canyon’s Launch Now project seeks to become a catalyst for the whole community of Titusville, one that will stimulate exciting dialog about our future and ways in which we all unite.” 6 florida.HIGH.TECH 2017