State Leaders, Brevard’s Elected Officials React To Boeing’s Space and Launch HQ Moving To Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // June 19, 2019
“Looking to the future, this storied Florida space community will be the center of gravity for Boeing’s space programs as we continue to build our company’s leadership beyond gravity.” – @BoeingDefense CEO Leanne Caret pic.twitter.com/DDIwtC9cBr
— Boeing Space (@BoeingSpace) June 19, 2019
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Today, Boeing announced that it is moving its Space and Launch Headquarters from Arlington, Va. to Titusville on Florida’s Space Coast.
Governor DeSantis, state leaders and elected officials made their voices heard about the important announcement.
“Florida is the world’s premiere gateway to space and our commercial space industry continues to flourish,” said Governor DeSantis.
“Boeing’s decision to move its Space and Launch headquarters from Arlington, Virginia to Titusville affirms our state’s position as a national leader in innovation and job growth and will bring increased investment to the Space Coast.”
“We are thrilled Boeing has made the decision to relocate to Titusville, Florida,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez.
“It is further evidence that the Sunshine State is the ideal environment for the space industry to continue thriving. We welcome Boeing and encourage others to enjoy the benefits our great state has to offer.”
Leanne Caret – Boeing Defense, Space & Security President
“The relocation of the Boeing Defense, Space & Security Space and Launch headquarters to Florida is more of a homecoming than a move to someplace new,” said Boeing Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne Caret.
“Boeing helped build the Space Coast during the first Space Age and has long been a leading presence in this storied community. As we move forward into the second Space Age, Boeing will build the future again from this base across our portfolio of human spaceflight, military and commercial space programs.”
Frank DiBello – President and CEO of Space Florida
“Boeing’s decision to move its Space and Launch headquarters to Titusville further solidifies Florida’s position in becoming the global leader in space exploration, national security and space commerce,” said Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida.
“The Cape Canaveral Spaceport is well-positioned to lead the future of this industry, and we join Governor DeSantis is welcoming the headquarters to the State. Space Florida looks forward to witnessing Boeing expand its already storied presence here on the Space Coast.”
Tim Vanderhoof – Senior Vice President for Business Development at Enterprise Florida
“This is fantastic news for Florida and we are excited to once again partner with Boeing to bring jobs to Florida,” said Tim Vanderhoof, Senior Vice President for Business Development at Enterprise Florida.
“It speaks volumes to Florida’s standing as a premier business state when a global leader like Boeing decides to make such a significant commitment. I thank them for their continued partnership and look forward to seeing their growth on the Space Coast.”
Sen. Rick Scott
We are excited to have Boeing officially move their space division to Florida’s Space Coast,” said Sen. Rick Scott.
“It is no surprise that Boeing would choose our great state where the economy is booming & taxes are low. This will bring many jobs to hard working Floridians!
“Florida’s space and aviation industries are thriving, which has never been more evident than with Boeing’s announcement this morning,” said state Senator Debbie Mayfield.
“Governor DeSantis has prioritized the Space Coast and the relocation of Boeing’s space and launch headquarters to Titusville will enhance our economy and provide job opportunities for Floridians.”
“I commend and thank Boeing for relocating their space and launch headquarters from Virginia to Florida,” said state Representative Thad Altman.
“This announcement is fantastic news for the men and women who work on our Space Coast. With Governor DeSantis leading the charge, our space industry has never been stronger and I look forward to the positive results this headquarters will bring to the community.”
State Representative Randy Fine
“Boeing undoubtedly made the right decision by relocating their space headquarters to Florida,” said state Representative Randy Fine.
“I would like to thank Governor DeSantis and Boeing for realizing what the Space Coast has to offer. With this announcement, Florida has solidified itself as a leader in this industry and Florida families will benefit from this great news.”
State Representative Tyler Sirois
“Boeing’s announcement is the latest example of Florida’s resurgent commercial aerospace industry,” said state Representative Tyler Sirois.
“I am proud to have this great company grow its footprint on Florida’s Space Coast. I share Governor DeSantis’ commitment to see Florida lead the way in commercial aerospace— both to grow our economy and advance our national security.”
“With today’s announcement by Boeing, Florida’s space industry is only gaining speed,” said state Representative Rene Plasencia.
“Since taking office, the Governor has made the Space Coast a top priority and we are seeing the results. By relocating their space and launch headquarters to Florida, Boeing understands that Florida is the best place for development and growth.”
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