PHOENIX, AZ – Blue Origin, a privately held space company, held the opening of its new facility in Phoenix, Arizona.
The new 43,288-square-foot office will contribute to aeronautics, systems engineering and supply chain management across all Blue Origin programs. Blue Origin has hired more than 100 people for the newly opened facility.
Blue Origin leadership celebrated the grand opening along with Arizona Commerce Authority President and CEO Sandra Watson, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, community leaders and company employees.
“Blue Origin is thrilled to invest in the Valley and open our headquarters in Phoenix, which offers a wealth of aerospace engineering and manufacturing talent and excellent universities and trade schools throughout the state,” said Michael Edmonds, Blue Origin’s Senior Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Sales.
The new office is hiring positions to support operations from program and supply chain management to avionics, systems engineering and analysis. These positions include engineering, mission design, integration and software functions across all launch vehicle and space systems programs.
Arizona’s strong aerospace presence and workforce made Phoenix an ideal location for Blue Origin’s new office. The state’s strong business environment, which encourages investment and growth, also contributed to the company’s decision to open an office in Phoenix.
Arizona’s aerospace sector is booming, with recent announcements such as the expansion of Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft manufacturing facility and Boeing’s advanced composites manufacturing center in Mesa, and the expansion of Northrop Grumman’s satellite manufacturing facility in Gilbert.