Harris Corporation continues Florida expansion

MELBOURNE, Fla. — Lower taxes and reduced business regulations will keep Harris Corporation’s corporate headquarters in Melbourne and allow the company to keep adding additional employees.

Gov. Rick Scott announced that Harris Corporation will keep its corporate headquarters in Melbourne and continue to expand in the Sunshine State.

The company considered relocating their headquarters but chose to remain in Florida. Harris has approximately 23,000 employees, including about 6,000 in Brevard County.

“We are excited to announce today that Harris Corporation has chosen Florida as the best place for their business,” Scott said. “Thousands of Floridians are currently employed by Harris Corporation, and this decision means they will continue to be able to work and provide for their families.

“Over the past four and half years, we have worked to lower taxes and reduce regulations so businesses like Harris Corporation can succeed and create opportunities in the Sunshine State. We will keep working to grow jobs and make Florida the number one place in the world for business.”

Harris Corporation provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers’ mission critical challenges. Harris has been headquartered in Brevard County since 1978. Harris Corporation recently completed an acquisition and merger with Exelis, a defense contractor based just outside of Washington, DC.

Source: Gov. Rick Scott

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