Blue Origin to Construct Rockets In Alabama, Bringing in Hundreds of Jobs
Huntsville, Alabama will soon become a major point of interest for private spaceflight.
Governor Kay Ivey has confirmed that Jeff Bezos aims to build a production facility in Huntsville to manufacture Blue Origin’s BE-4 rocket engines.
According to Ivey, this “helps cement Alabama as the preferred destination for the aerospace industry.”
All in all the new 200,000 square foot Blue Origin plant will be responsible for brining 342 new manufacturing jobs to Alabama and hundreds of others near the facility.
In addition, Blue Origin will pour $200 million in capital investments in Alabama.
Blue Origin President Robert Meyerson noted the company picked Huntsville because of its “skilled workforce and leading role in rocket propulsion development.”