Central Florida counties join the Space Force HQ race

ORLANDO, Fla. — Editor’s note: This story is available as a result of a content partnership between WFTV and the Orlando Business Journal.

The bids of three local counties for the future Space Force headquarters are a go for launch. 

Brevard, Orange and Seminole counties each are vying to become the home of the military branch’s command center. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on June 29 endorsed the three counties, as well as five other municipalities across the state, in a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force John Henderson

This is an important first step in the nationwide race to land the command center. Henderson in May requested that communities interested in hosting the headquarters nominate themselves to the state’s governor. The governor must endorse the bid by June 30.

Click here read Alex Soderstrom’s story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.