Thank you Democrats - More jobs gone to Texas.
- XCOR Aerospace's move was to take advantage of the business friendly Texas climate, their tort reform and low taxes.
The People's Republic of California is shipping yet more jobs to Texas because of high taxes and regulations.
The Midland Development Corporation and XCOR Aerospace jointly announced the establishment of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters.
The company will leave their desert complex in Mojave north of Los Angeles County.
The private rocket engine and spaceflight development company’s new R&D center, which will be located on the flight line at Midland International Airport in Texas, will be created over the next eighteen months in a newly renovated 60,000-square-foot hangar, with the work expected to be complete sometime in the fall of 2013.
XCOR is the designer, manufacturer, and operator of the Lynx – a high performance, winged, fully reusable suborbital space transport vehicle. Lynx is designed to safely fly two people and payloads on half-hour flights to the edge of space, and back, several times per day.
“We are pleased to be establishing our R&D Center in Midland, Texas, where the weather, surrounding landscape, the airport, and the local & state government environment are ideally situated for the future growth and the ultimate realization of a fully reusable orbital system,” said Andrew Nelson, chief operating officer of XCOR Aerospace.
The company envisions a gradual migration of personnel from its Mojave Air & Space Port offices to Midland along with 100 or so new hires, according to Greason and Andrew Nelson, XCOR’s chief operating officer. Mojave remains in the company’s long-term plans as a base for future Lynx commercial operations. The company plans future selections of East Coast and foreign operating bases as well, plus a hardware production site. (Examiner.com)
|Lynx suborbital spaceship.|
More high paying jobs leaving the Socialist People's Republic.