Harris breaks ground on $100M facility in Florida

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PALM BAY, Fla. (AP) — Harris Corp. is building a $100 million technology center in Palm Bay on Florida's Space Coast.

Gov. Rick Scott was among dignitaries who joined Harris President and CEO William Brown for a ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday.

Harris is a worldwide company focused on developing voice, data and video networks.

The energy efficient center is expected to be completed in 2014. It will house up to 1,400 employees in a work environment aimed at encouraging collaboration and innovation.

Brown said it also represents a commitment by Harris to be a long term presence in the region and play a key role in its economic development.

The tech center is a welcome boost to the area's economy, which has been suffering from the shutdown of the space shuttle program.

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