Port Canaveral BizNotes
CT6 Topping Event luncheon
Workers 'Raise the Roof'
For Local Jobs 
Following a construction tradition, when the final piece of roofing slid into place on new Cruise Terminal 6 (CT6), contractors Skanska and Ivey's Construction hosted a Topping-Out party to express appreciation to everyone whose hard work is moving this project along.

Nearly 250 construction personnel gathered in the unfinished terminal on February 17 for a catered barbeque lunch, great prize drawings, including three cruises from the Port, and celebration of local jobs. The celebration had special meaning for many local workers, hurt by the economic slowdown, who found an opportunity with this project to help their families thrive.

VIDEO: Hear what participants had to say.
   
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Bond Refinancing Saves $1.2 Million bond signing 3 
In February, the Canaveral Board of Commissioners approved a bond resolution, prepared by Port staff and financial advisors, to refinance a series of Port Improvement Revenue Bonds. The potential savings from such a refinancing was estimated a few months ago at between $575,000 and $600,000. However, a bond rate drop, combined with the Port's spreading reputation for solid management and financial stability, brought in a bank proposal that will save more than $1.22 million in financing costs over the next ten years.

Additional refinancing opportunities are being researched.
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Cove redev
Community Briefed on Cove Plans
and Opportunities
Many local businesses are in a position to be directly or indirectly affected by the exciting Cove Redevelopment project. A briefing on February 15 offered them direct access to project information and answers to their questions, during morning and early evening sessions.
 
John Walsh, Port Deputy Executive Director of Infrastructure, led the sessions, describing the overall plan and phases of development. Representatives of Skanska and Ivey's Construction, the companies recently awarded contracts for Phase I construction, also addressed Port tenants and other attendees.

The project ultimately will result in a destination, comparable in size to Downtown Disney, with a unique character and stimulating walking environment. Phase I will be fast-tracked to minimize construction time and disruption around Port businesses. This phase includes a linear park focused on views of the Port's cruise ships and a soaring seven-story Welcome Center. Pre-fabricated modules will enable the iconic Welcome Center to rise rapidly from its foundation to dramatically impact the Port landscape.

As with Cruise Terminal 6, the Port Authority has made a commitment to pursue 80% local participation in this project, maximizing jobs and income opportunities for Brevard County residents and businesses.
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Our Sweetest Opportunities...
at Your Fingertips
Port Canaveral provides a vast range of unique opportunities and now we've prepared a digital publication that gathers them all in one place for you. Whether you're an individual with leisure time on your hands or a business owner searching for new income - or both - this publication, entitled "Sweeten Your Life," will give you ideas. With interesting VIDEOS and other interactive media, links to other Port publications and new information added all the time, this is your go-to place for the scoop on how to take advantage of everything the Port offers.
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