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Jeff Bezos-Owned Blue Origin To Build And Launch Rockets On Florida’s Space Coast

The private aerospace company is opening a production facility, adding 330 jobs and investing more than $200 million.

Blue Origin, the rocket company started by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced Tuesday that it was building a manufacturing facility on Florida’s Space Coast, just south of the Kennedy Space Center, and would be launching from there “later this decade.” The company is investing at least $200 million in the region and will add about 330 jobs through its new production site. The announcement was touted as a huge boost toward realizing commercial space travel, with Florida making efforts to position itself as a hub of “space commerce.”

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