HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (Nov. 19, 2020) – The Redstone Region is honored and excited by the latest news that we were chosen by the U.S. Air Force as a finalist for hosting the headquarters of U.S. Space Command. Huntsville and the surrounding area has the space legacy, business/government/community ecosystem and unmatched civic support to enable Space Command to forge the Nation’s domination of space. We are grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate why Redstone should be selected first among all others.
We are very grateful to our elected leaders, including our Congressional Delegation which is led by Senator Richard Shelby, Governor Kay Ivey, Mayor Tommy Battle and all of the local elected leaders in the greater Redstone Region of North Alabama and South Central Tennessee who support Redstone.
Redstone provides all the assets necessary to assure the US Space Command’s success, including military housing, health care, childcare, commissary, and personnel and logistics support. The region also has a very favorable cost of living, being among the lowest of any technology-based military communities.
The support structure required to successfully execute the mission of the Space Command is here. Redstone is home to many of the nation’s key space and defense assets, including the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Forces Command headquarters, the majority of the Missile Defense Agency’s operations and a wide portfolio of specialized R&D capabilities addressing all aspects of space, missile and missile defense endeavors. Our region boasts the highest per capita concentration of engineering workforce in the US. Our universities offer research resources specifically tailored to address the most challenging problems facing both our military and other technology-centric agencies.
As the Space Command presses forward, other factors to consider include:
Our Aerospace/Defense Cluster is World Class
Huntsville is the Low-Cost, High-Value Leader for Space
Federal, State, and Local Systems Support Business Growth
An Advanced Manufacturing and Talent Powerhouse
Support for Relocation
Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs