Harris Corporation to invest $125M in Florida for R&D
Harris Corp., headquartered in Melbourne Florida, announced plans to invest more than $125 million in internal research and development in Florida this fiscal year, an outlay the company says will boost high-paying jobs and burnish its role as a global leader in high-tech aerospace and communications. The research and development primarily will take place at the company’s Central Florida locations and focus on areas such as electronic warfare, robotics, avionics and smallsats.
The internal R&D will support the company’s nearly 7,000 employees in Florida, including more than 3,300 engineers and scientists, as well as create new high-paying positions. The company pays an average salary of $95,000 in Florida and has about 375 openings in the state, primarily in engineering.