HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A California-based aerospace company can move ahead with a project that will bring more than 700 jobs to north Alabama after the Huntsville City Council approved plans for the deal.
Council members voted Thursday to approve a development agreement with Aerojet Rocketdyne, which is planning a headquarters operation and manufacturing plant in Huntsville.
The two facilities will cost about $28 million total, and the company will have a 30-year lease on both sites.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is building engines for NASA’s SLS deep-space rocket, which is being developed in part at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
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The agreement includes incentives to help the company if it brings additional jobs to the area.