Grant & Loan Awards: Houston County


Houston County

EDGE Fund: $300,000

Awarded: 06/30/2010

Applicant: Houston County, Development Authority of

EDGE grant funds of $300,000 are awarded to assist in the expansion of the Georgia National Guard Joint Cargo Training Mission (JCA) at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins. The expansion supports L-3 Communications Integrated Systems (L-3), who has been contracted by the U.S. Department of Defense to carry out the JCA Training Mission. This mission involves transporting time-sensitive/mission critical cargo to the military’s various areas of operation around the globe. L-3 has been in business for over 33 years and is headquartered in New York, NY. The company employs over 66,000 people worldwide and is ranked # 182 on the Fortune 500 listing of America’s largest public companies. The company will produce and maintain the new C-27J as well as train crews to operate the JCA. In addition to 41 highly skilled jobs created as a result of this project, 300+ military personnel from all over the world will contribute to the local and regional economy during the repetitive 19-week training course. This will be the first facility in the world to house the new aircraft as part of the ongoing JCA Mission for the U.S. Military. In order to carry out the JCA Training Mission, L-3 will invest approximately $45 million in building modifications and the construction of the Joint Cargo Aircraft Cockpit and Fuselage Simulator.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $46,839,800

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