Blue Origin plans to bring up to 342 jobs to Huntsville, Alabama.
The company will make approximately $200 million in capital investment.
The state and local incentives are in final coordination. Blue Origin awaits the final public approval processes of the local package by the City and County governments during their respective July meetings. All incentives are tied to company performance and capital investment.
The new facility can break ground once an engine production contract with United Launch Alliance is awarded.
The Blue Origin average salary will be $75,000 annually. This is averaged across all employees at the new facility.
All job openings and applications for Blue Origin will be advertised and coordinated by the State of Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT). The Chamber will post a link on www.hsvchamber.org/rocketcity when appropriate.
The site location for this facility is in CRP West on Explorer Boulevard.
Economic Development Partners include:
In support of Blue Origin, the City of Huntsville, City of Madison, and Madison County have provided funding for their three school systems to launch an experiment on a Blue Origin rocket in Summer 2018. The school systems will determine how to select teams, and then they will work with the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and Dream Up, an organization that supports space-based learning, to design and develop their payload.
Huntsville, Alabama and Cummings Research Park were chosen from multiple sites across the country. The Blue Origin team indicated Huntsville was selected because it’s a proven leader in aerospace manufacturing with the highly skilled workforce, business climate, and leadership we need to produce low-cost rocket engines to protect the nation, explore the universe, and power a future where millions of people live and work in space.
Along with Blue Origin, other rockets and missile companies such as Aerojet Rocketdyne, The Boeing Company, Sierra Nevada, Raytheon, and RUAG, and organizations like NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, the Propulsion Research Center at UAH, the City of Huntsville, Alabama has re-established itself as the #rocketcity.