NASA has selected 31 promising space technologies for testing aboard a variety of aircraft for their Space Tech Program.
Two of the technologies that will be tested belong to imec, a neighbor to NeoCity Academy. As a part of imec’s application to NASA, NeoCity Academy was included to fly two student experiments into suborbital flight aboard a Blue Origin launch in the spring or fall 2021.
With a decades-long history of providing jobs to support Osceola County families, PepsiCo’s subsidiary, SVC Manufacturing, Inc., which produces Gatorade, will invest $30 million at its plant located at 1650 S. Poinciana Blvd. This project will install a new manufacturing line which is expected to begin operations in mid-2021 and will result in the creation of 40 additional jobs, bringing the total of full-time positions at the plant to nearly 200.
During today’s meeting of the Osceola County Board of Commissioners, the Board unanimously agreed to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the County and SkyWater Technology to replace the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) role with BRIDG and NeoCity.
As approved, the County and SkyWater will have at least 60 days to come to a formal partnership agreement. The MOU describes some of the shared goals of the partnership, including:
- Taking UCF’s place in the lease agreement for the Center of NeoVation;
- Operating the Center of NeoVation at its full capacity;
- The resumption of BRIDG as a non-profit;
- The continuation of BRIDG’s contracts with the Department of Defense (DOD);
- The investment of millions of dollars into NeoCity;
- Applying for the proposed new Federal Advanced Packaging National Manufacturing Institute; and
- The creation of at least 220 jobs at the Center for NeoVation.
Today, the Osceola County Board of Commissioners released a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Osceola County and a potential partner, which if agreed to at the upcoming County Commission meeting on Monday, would replace the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) role with BRIDG and NeoCity, while renewing the original vision for NeoCity.
Plans to develop four hotels on about 200 acres of county-owned land at Osceola Heritage Park and NeoCity are now underway.
The Osceola County Commission last month voted to work with Riviera Point Development Limited, out of Miramar, Fla. on the project.
Riviera Point will lease the land from the county for anywhere from 20 years to 99 years, said Kerry Godwin, director of planning and design for the county.