Brevard County Commissioners Approve $8 Million Blue Origin Incentives

New Shepard flight test (Credit: Blue Origin)
New Shepard flight test (Credit: Blue Origin)

Some good news for Blue Origin about its plan to build rockets in Florida:

Brevard County commissioners this morning approved incentive packages totaling $10.5 million for space company Blue Origin and aviation company Embraer.

Both companies will receive grants from the North Brevard Economic Development Zone — $8 million for Blue Origin for a project at Exploration Park just south of Kennedy Space Center, and $2.5 million for Embraer for a project at the Spaceport Commerce Park in south Titusville, near Space Coast Regional Airport.

Blue Origin Founder Jeff Bezos is set to make his plans clear on Sept. 15 during an appears on the Space Coast.

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