The $26M-facility is expected to create about 200 jobs.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer broke ground on its new engineering and technology center in Melbourne, FL.
Located at the Melbourne International Airport, the $26 million, 67,000ft2-facility is expected to be completed by mid-2014, housing about 200 employees. Twelve employees are already been hired and are working at temporary offices, according to the Wichita Business Journal.
The company has spent about $1 billion on U.S. operations since 1979.