Space technology and innovation is our country’s greatest frontier, and Long Beach is at the center of it.
Earlier this morning, Relativity Space announced that Long Beach will be the home to their new 1 million square-foot headquarters that will host 2,000 good-paying jobs.
Relativity signed the deal to move into a one-million-square-foot factory in Long Beach, California, part of a 93-acre plant formerly used by Boeing for producing C-17 cargo aircraft. Relativity is working with architectural and design firm Gensler to renovate the building so that it can move into the building starting in January 2022.
The new facility, located adjacent to Long Beach Airport, will serve as both the new headquarters for Relativity as well as.
Relativity Space is building the world’s largest 3D printers and is the first company to 3D print an entire rocket. They will be taking over the 93-acres that were formerly Boeing’s C-17 manufacturing plant, and will operate a new headquarters with the capacity to bring more than 2,000 jobs to our local economy.
This new HQ joins more than two dozen amazing and creative aerospace companies in Long Beach. They have been bringing thousands of good jobs and billions of dollars of investment into our city. They include Virgin Orbit, Spin Launch, Boeing, Rocket Lab, SpaceX and now Relativity’s headquarters.
Mayor Robert Garcia says “The future of our economy is about technology. It is about satellites; it is about rockets, and it is about space. Long Beach is at the center of all of that innovation and we are the largest hub on the West Coast for this work. I could not be more proud of the work that is happening here”.