Northrop Grumman plans to hire 1,000 workers for a new aircraft design facility on Florida’s Space Coast and could receive around $19 million in cash and tax incentives from the state government for the expansion, the the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Richard Burnett writes the new facility would be based in Melbourne, where the company operates an aircraft-electronics facility that employs more than 1,000 workers, according to the report.
Lynda Weatherman, CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast, told the Sentinel Northrop would carry out a $69 million construction project and have a $75 million annual payroll for the future facility.
Wages would average at around $75,000 per year and the expansion would also support 1,500 indirect jobs, she said.
Florida is negotiating the final terms of an agreement with Northrop, Burnett reports.