Titusville Welcomes Dark Storm Industries!
The City of Titusville welcomes Dark Storm Industries, a firearms' manufacturer from Long Island, New York.
For its expanded operations, Dark Storm selected a parcel of land located in the City's Spaceport Commerce Park (formerly Enterprise Park) at the northwest corner of Shepard Drive and SR 407 in the heart of Titusville's industrial area.
With an average annual salary of $50,000, Dark Storm anticipates the creation of 50 new jobs. Furthermore, the manufacturing enterprise expects its capital investment to be $3.2 million, with $2 million in new construction value for a 25,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, and $1.2 million in new personal property value. It is anticipated that Dark Storm will hire between 38 and 43 employees from the area.
Titusville faced fierce competition from another undisclosed location in Florida, but the economic development practitioners involved with the process were tenacious and ultimately victorious in securing the arrival of the company. Economic development professionals from the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast (EDC), the North Brevard Economic Development Zone, and the City of Titusville collaborated for nearly one year to attract the company to the Space Coast.
The location of Dark Storm in this area will not only help to diversify Titusville's economy, but it will also be an important contributor to the already-emerging armament-related cluster in North Brevard.
To learn more, please view the press release from the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast.