Rockwell Collins has expanded its Sterling simulation and training facility and plans to add more than 90 jobs at the site, according to an July 12 announcement.
The $3.5 million projected included a 30,000 square-foot addition to the aerospace and defense contractor’s nearly 180,000 square-foot building on Davis Drive.
“Loudoun County is an important location for us because there is a large pool of highly qualified talent to fill our workforce needs and our current employees love the quality of life here. Plus, we’re right next to Dulles, one of the top international airports in world, and within driving distance of the nation’s capital,”stated Rockwell Collins site leader Robert Brantley.
Rockwell Collins has more than 30,000 employees worldwide in China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, the UK, the Middle East, Chile and Brazil.
“This is a company that has commercial and military customers across the globe, and like so many of our companies, our talented and highly-educated workforce was a driving factor in their decision,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer. “During their time in Loudoun, Rockwell Collins has demonstrated that thanks to a lot of factors, a high caliber of corporate excellence is #LoudounPossible.”
According to the announcement, Loudoun County competed for this project with other East Coast jurisdictions and offered an incentive package worth $125,000 that will require Board of Supervisors approval.