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Northrop Grumman announces larges(t) expansion project in the country
HometownNews ^ | 16 May 2014 | Chris Fish

Posted on 05/17/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT by shove_it

BREVARD -- Brevard County will soon be the home of the largest economic development project in the country, officials said.

The Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast announced on May 8 that Northrop Grumman Corporation has selected Brevard County for an expansion project that could create 1,800 jobs, with an average annual salary of $100,000.

The project was secretly known as "Project Magellan" throughout the due diligence phase, as part of a confidentiality agreement between the company and the Space Coast, officials said.

Northrop Grumman plans to invest approximately $500 million in new capital investments at Melbourne International Airport, according to reports.

"This is a huge victory for families on the Space Coast," said Florida Gov. Rick Scott in a statement to the press. "We are excited that Northrop Grumman has decided to expand here in Florida, which could bring up to 1,800 new jobs to Brevard County. We've worked to grow jobs and opportunities for Florida families by cutting taxes, paying down debt and cutting government waste, and this announcement is a testament to our success in creating an opportunity economy."

Gov. Scott said he expects this deal to attract more businesses to the state of Florida.

Officials said that the expansion will feature two phases: Phase One is the construction of an approximately 220,000-square-foot building, as well as the addition of 300 jobs by the end of 2015; phase two will be the construction of an additional 500,000-square-foot facility and the creation 1,500 more jobs.

"Northrop Grumman's ultimate decision to choose the Space Coast for this competitive project would not have been possible but for the outstanding support of Gov. Scott, Enterprise Florida, Space Florida and the EDC team," said Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the EDC. "Our success in bringing this project to Brevard demonstrates just how important economic development incentives are to winning a game changing project, such as this."

Officials said that the project has been in the works for more than year.

The new facility is expected to be operational by 2015.

Currently, the average wage for Brevard County is $44,159.

Anticipated capital investments for this project are expected to be nearly $500 million, with 557 new indirect jobs, in areas that have not yet been determined, expected to be created to support the development of the project.

The total gross domestic product impact is expected to be more that $290 million annually, and the total net new wage impact is expected to be more than $240 million annually, officials said.

The unemployment rate in Brevard County is currently listed at 7 percent, according to public record.

Northrop Grumman is a global security company that provides services to government and commercial customers worldwide.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: brevardcounty; danablickley; florida; howardhaugh; jobs; lyndaweatherman; nasa; northropgrumman; projectmagellan; rickscott; spacecoast; spaceexploration
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1 posted on 05/17/2014 10:43:34 AM PDT by shove_it
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To: shove_it; Joe Brower; seekthetruth; NonValueAdded

Central Florida ping


2 posted on 05/17/2014 10:45:00 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

Who says we’re running out of money?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magellan_(spacecraft)


3 posted on 05/17/2014 10:45:38 AM PDT by DManA
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To: shove_it

What are they going to build?


4 posted on 05/17/2014 10:46:59 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

A spacecraft to map Venus.

Which I guess is a high Federal priority.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 10:48:02 AM PDT by DManA
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To: headstamp 2

My question too. They managed to publish an entire article without mentioning that.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 10:49:17 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: DManA

Thanks for the answer to the “what” that is missing from the story.


7 posted on 05/17/2014 10:53:55 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

No, it’s in the story - Project Magellan.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 10:55:17 AM PDT by DManA
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To: shove_it

I could be wrong but that’s the only thing that comes up when you google “Project Magellan”.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 10:58:06 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA

Here’s a better link to “Project Magellan Spacecraft” ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magellan_(spacecraft)


10 posted on 05/17/2014 11:02:48 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

The Orlando paper says 920 jobs. And points out that Northop is moving a major project from Florida to California, with jobs moving from New York to Florida. Looks like some execs are looking to snag huge bonuses for shuffling the deck with no real benefit to the company.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-03-04/technology/os-defense-northrop-new-jobs-20130304_1_melbourne-unit-northrop-s-melbourne-northrop-grumman


11 posted on 05/17/2014 11:06:42 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: shove_it

correction:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magellan_(spacecraft)

there is something wrong with the close paren at the end of the link


12 posted on 05/17/2014 11:08:47 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: PAR35
moving a major project from Florida to California,

That's how you can tell this is 100 percent politics and zero economics. We will all be poorer because of this "development".

13 posted on 05/17/2014 11:09:06 AM PDT by DManA
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To: DManA
The Magellan spacecraft is a 25 year old project; it is nearing the end of its mission.

The use of “Project Magellan” as a code for building this facility had nothing to do with the Magellan radar mapping satellite.

14 posted on 05/17/2014 11:13:01 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet

Thank you. What is being built there then?


15 posted on 05/17/2014 11:13:46 AM PDT by DManA
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To: shove_it

——$500 million-——

In our city, the Eastman Chemical co recently announced expansion plans of $1.2billion


16 posted on 05/17/2014 11:15:40 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: PAR35

Well, I’m astounded that you can’t believe everything you read in the newspaper, especially something coming from the Space Coast Economic Development Commission.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 11:31:44 AM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

If or when it happens, hopefully some of my old KSC buddies will find employment. Since we (well NASA) currently are only doing outreach to all the muslims that advanced our technology.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 11:45:36 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: DManA
“What is being built there then?”

Enhanced Polar System military communications satellites?
The Modular Space Vehicle?
The James Webb Space telescope?
The Lifting Entry/Atmospheric Flight extraterrestrial exploration vehicle?
The X-47b? Northrop/Grumman has a lot of aerospace projects.

19 posted on 05/17/2014 11:59:38 AM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: VietVet

Are you asking me or telling me?


20 posted on 05/17/2014 12:01:05 PM PDT by DManA
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To: rktman

From what I’ve heard, anyone forty years old and above need not bother to apply. They may be hoping for H1b visa types. Perhaps they are offering job opportunities for Florida Institute of Technology graduates. FIT is the major university in Melbourne and has a large percentage of foreigners in its student body — Indians, Muslims, and Chinese.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 12:07:48 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: shove_it

This story is clearly bogus. Everyone knows that Gorebull Warming is going to melt the Arctic and the Antarctic ice sheets and that Florida will soon be flooded. That’s why all the wealthy people with insider connections and knowledge are fleeing the sea shore. It’s settled science.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 1:09:56 PM PDT by Rockpile
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To: shove_it

Don’t tell Obama, he’ll look for a way shut it down, saying, it’s not fair that some are getting hired and some are still waiting. Better to keep the majority unemployed, more fair.”


23 posted on 05/17/2014 1:35:51 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: PAR35

Northrup first moved from NY to Melbourne prior to the first Gulf War with the JSTARS development program, as I recall. I had a neighbor who worked on that program who loaned me VCR tapes of the turkey shoot of Saddam’s tanks by Warthogs and attack helos directed by Boeing 707s equipped with prototype JSTARS ground-attack radar. It was brutal.


24 posted on 05/17/2014 2:03:52 PM PDT by shove_it (long ago Orwell and Rand warned us of Obama's America)
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To: shove_it

When Northrup Grumman shut down its facility in Bethpage NY, it had already moved a great deal of its property to the Melbourne facility. It started the move there in the 1990’s. I was there, as part of the government crew to oversee that project.

Northrup Grumman USED to be the company that owned the Bethpage “iron Works” of WW2 fame. That was the company that built the f-14, the a-6, the ea-6, the e-2c, the c-2a.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 2:12:02 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: BlueYonder; thingumbob; amzgirl; 75thOVI; Ravenstar; June2; LuvFreeRepublic; AdvisorB; 88keys; ...
Brevard County, Florida ping.

Let me know if you want on or off this ping list.
(not associated with the county government)


26 posted on 05/17/2014 2:12:03 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: NonValueAdded

bttt


27 posted on 05/17/2014 2:30:31 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Terry L Smith
When Northrup Grumman shut down its facility in Bethpage NY...

The Bethpage facility is still open.

28 posted on 05/17/2014 2:36:46 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Guenevere; NonValueAdded

This story is an election year fake. The building has been under construction for some time, the project is not as defined, BUT they are getting a 10 year NoTaxes Pass and the EDC is fronting federal loans and grants.

The plan to come here has been years in transfer already and was never a secret. It is just a handover of money with no guarantee of future employment figures that they publish....$ not tied to jobs!

Great Commission and “private” Economic Development Council that works with tax money and employees are part of the retirement plan! But they are private and do not have to answer FOI requests! Current lawsuit over it! Tax dollars sent their Board Members to China for a three week vacation called a fact finding trip!!

We are so lost! The Titusville Mall rebuild is next...MILLIONS more $. Don’t even think about the Port Authority!


29 posted on 05/17/2014 5:06:33 PM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: FreeReign

Indeed?!?

They can’t be manufacturing much, since Plant 2, Plant 4, and parts of Plant 5, were effectively closed for manufacturing in 1994.


30 posted on 05/17/2014 8:07:18 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Terry L Smith
No manufacturing. That's long gone in Bethpage.

It's all software what remains, and two of the remaining three Centers of Excellence are moving to FL.

31 posted on 05/17/2014 8:31:05 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: DManA

Really? Why. Oh yeah, I forgot, we have tons of money to blow on useless spit looking at a planet that his hot enough to melt lead.

Brilliant.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 9:33:08 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks shove_it, Project Magellan ping.


33 posted on 05/18/2014 7:46:07 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: FreeReign

FreeReign wrote:
“No manufacturing. That’s long gone in Bethpage.

It’s all software what remains, and two of the remaining three Centers of Excellence are moving to FL.”

I imagine, if you manage to go by their Great River plant, near Oakdale, that might still be humming. When I was there, it was the electronics package place to be. There weren’t too many companies building fighter aircraft avionics test benches inside converted 30 foot milvans, to fit within the confines of an aircraft carrier, were there?

All that, not far from my old college, Dowling College, or the greatest fishery for good size German Brown trout, in the nation.


34 posted on 05/19/2014 5:07:31 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


35 posted on 05/19/2014 7:33:59 AM PDT by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Waryone
Northrop is the ultimate PC company of defense contractors, openly discriminatory to white heterosexual males. They have “support groups” for every minority and women's groups including LGBT.
36 posted on 05/19/2014 8:59:55 AM PDT by subterfuge (Hey NSA snoop, get a real job you idiot!)
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To: Terry L Smith

Sorry to report that Great River is shut down. It was all consolidated to Bethpage in recent years.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 9:32:41 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: shove_it
Brevard is a nice place. I have been looking into the area especially the Banana River and Merritt Island.
38 posted on 05/19/2014 9:33:59 AM PDT by angcat
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