Amazon Locates Project Kuiper Facility in Right to Work Florida
Amazon is adding a new location soon in Right to Work Brevard County, Florida. But this won’t be just any location – this will be a payload integration and processing facility for Project Kuiper, the company’s low Earth orbit satellite system. In order to accomplish this, the company is investing a total of $120 million toward the project. They will also create 50 new jobs!
From Area Development Magazine:
â€œWe are proud to continue our investment in Florida and to join the historic Space Coast community as we invest in people and facilities to support Project Kuiper, Amazonâ€™s satellite broadband network. […] We are grateful to Governor DeSantis and his administration, as well as our regional partners, for investing in infrastructure, training a highly skilled workforce, and maintaining an economic climate that allows Project Kuiper to advance our mission of providing internet access to unserved and underserved communities around the world.â€ […]
â€œAmazon joins a landscape of innovators ushering in the new golden age of space. With the addition of their integration and processing facility at Kennedy Space Center, they are pioneering an industry while joining a legacy built upon decades of historic achievements and a talented workforce. […] This milestone announcement builds upon the Space Coastâ€™s storied history, while forging our position as not just a place to launch, but the hub of Americaâ€™s new space economy.â€ […]
â€œAdding Amazonâ€™s satellite processing facility to the regionâ€™s growing industrial capability in commercial space is a testament to the power of building a statewide ecosystem that supports companies across the entire space supply chain. […] This facility coming to Florida underscores the importance of our decades of infrastructure improvements and capital investments that have transformed Florida into a global center for the space economy. As the first land lease and development project following the installation of the utility corridor at Space Floridaâ€™s Launch and Landing Facility, we welcome Amazon to our state and look forward to being part of their mission of global connectivity.â€AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE
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