ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – More than 400 jobs and $102 million in capital investment is coming to the St. Augustine area, announced Florida Governor Rick Scott Thursday afternoon.
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence is opening two centers, one in St. Augustine and the other in Melbourne. The St. Augustine Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence will include 368,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space on company-owned property, according to a Florida Governor press release.
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"Today's dedication signifies our continued commitment to our service men and women, to our employees in St. Augustine and to the state of Florida," said Tom Vice, Northrop Grumman corporate vice president and president, Aerospace Systems. "The talented workforce at this center of excellence, coupled with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, will continue to benefit our customers, our company and the community here."
The Melbourne location is adding 1,000 new jobs and $170 million in capital investments. The new building will accommodate program management and engineering teams, as well as integration laboratories, and is scheduled to be complete this summer, according to the release.
Governor Scott said, "Florida provides the ideal location for a world-class aerospace company like Northrop Grumman, and we are thrilled that they have chosen to create jobs in Florida. Today's announcement of 400 new jobs in St. Augustine combined with 1,000 announced jobs in Brevard County mean more and more Floridians will have the opportunity to get a job. We must continue to focus on creating an opportunity economy where every Floridian who wants a job can get one."