550 new jobs planned for Florida’s Space Coast

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. – Boeing’s new Commercial Crew Cargo & Processing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center is expected to create 550 jobs on the Space Coast this year.

Currently, Boeing employs more than 1,400 Floridians and is the world’s largest aerospace company and a top U.S. exporter.

In partnership with Enterprise Florida and Space Florida, Boeing has modernized its Orbital Processing Facility-3 into a brand new Commercial Crew Cargo & Processing Facility (C3PF) at the Kennedy Space Center that will house the creation of NASA’s latest spacecraft technology.

“Boeing has a rich history here in the Sunshine State and we look forward to furthering that legacy with the CST-100 and NASA’s Commercial Crew Program,” said John Elbon, Boeing vice president and program manager of Commercial Programs. “Our ability to grow our footprint is thanks in large part to partners like Enterprise Florida, who help to create a favorable business environment where Boeing, its employees and their families can thrive.”

Enterprise Florida was a major asset in helping the new facility come to fruition.

“Florida’s Space Coast is on a roll thanks to great companies like Boeing that are expanding here and creating more jobs,” said Bill Johnson, CEO and president of EFI. “Boeing is a great example of a company that is diversifying Florida’s economy and continuing to put us on a path to success. Continuing to fund EFI will allow more companies like Boeing to create jobs and diversify our economy here in Florida.”

Source: Florida DEO

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