Titusville, site of Lockheed Martin’s Astrotech Space Operations, will soon witness expansion with up to 300 new jobs in the next four years, supported by North Brevard’s Economic Development Zone and the State of Florida.
Following consideration of several nationwide venues, Brevard County was selected for its combination of skilled labor and economic potential. The company’s production could grow to include aerospace parts and systems. Currently Lockheed Martin is analyzing decisions based on scenarios of additional options scheduled for the next two years.
"We have sites across the country, but Brevard County offers a unique blend of skilled people and a growth-friendly business environment that make it a great fit for this project," Tom Malko, Lockheed Martin Space Systems VP of assembly, test and launch operations, said. "Partnering with the community creates a win-win for Florida, for Lockheed Martin and for our customers."
The Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Florida’s Space Coast has collaborated previously with the City of Titusville, among other entities, to streamline an effective approach to site selection.
"This expansion builds upon a community known for its space legacy,” Lynda Weatherman, EDC’s president and CEO, said. “Lockheed Martin's decision to invest in Titusville adds to the city's global recognition as a prime location for the next generation of space technology development."
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