Grand Sky Celebrates Its First Business Venture
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It is another ground breaking day for Grand Sky as it officially welcomes what will be its first tenant.
Grand Sky isn’t wasting anytime when it comes to the development process.
Exactly eight months ago, the UAS aviation park signed its lease with the Air Force base, and now it is welcoming its first tenant.
Northrop Grumman, a global aerospace and defense technology company, breaks ground as Grand Sky’s first tenant.
The 36 thousand square foot building will cover up to 10 acres of the park, and will be used for UAS training and research.
Grand Sky officials say the project wouldn’t have been possible without the company’s eager efforts.
“Before we were done with the lease with the Air Force Northrop Grumman raised they’re hand and said yes. We want to be a part of this project, and that really helped convenience the Air Force, and the county and the community that this was going to be real,” says Thomas Swoyer, Grand Sky Development President.
Executives at Northrop Grumman say it has been exciting to watch the project come alive.
“Private Public Partnership in 2015 with all the signatures, and now breaking ground. This is really exciting for us. So we’re really about the long term endeavor based on national, and international growth that we have and bringing the community together, and bringing this capability,” says Janis Pamiljans, Vice President Northrup Grumman.
The company is expecting to house up to 100 new employees working on the site as early as next summer.