Today, the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity awarded Northrop Grumman a post-performance tax reduction for its expansion in Utah. The corporate incentive is part of the state’s Economic Development Tax Increment Financing program (EDTIF). As part of the agreement, Northrop Grumman projects to add over 1,200 new, high-paying jobs with a continued investment in Utah during the next 20 years.
This announcement was an incentives-focused continuation of EDCUtah’s previous Project Unity.
"We're proud to welcome Northrop Grumman's expansion in Utah. Our state has a strong tradition in aerospace and defense, and Northrop Grumman has had an integral role in its history," said Gov. Cox. "Northrop Grumman is a major employer in Utah and has created many high-skilled jobs, particularly in engineering, technology, and manufacturing. Utah has a skilled and well-educated workforce in these fields, which is not only a talent pool Northrop Grumman can tap into, but they’ve also played a role in fostering the development of a skilled workforce by supporting STEM education and programs. This synergistic relationship is one we look forward to continuing."
"Northrop Grumman, a longtime technology innovation leader in the state, has chosen to expand its footprint in Utah, and we're thrilled," said Ryan Starks, executive director of the Utah Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity. "Utah's strategic location in the western U.S. has logistical advantages for defense and aerospace and access to efficient transportation and resources. Northrop Grumman's operations in Utah rely on local suppliers and subcontractors, and we look forward to supporting the company’s growth and seeing the positive ripple effect throughout the state's supply chain."
A proven technology powerhouse and systems integrator, Northrop Grumman is a leading global aerospace and defense technology company. Driven by a shared purpose to solve its customers’ toughest problems, the company performs with speed and discipline, scaling its facilities to deliver the capabilities its customers need to respond to growing threats. The company continuously attracts top talent and was named one of the world’s best employers by Forbes, among others.
Northrop Grumman has a rich history spanning over eight decades in Utah. The company is now the largest private sector aerospace and defense employer in Utah, with locations across the state.
“Northrop continues to invest in northern Utah." said Chris Roybal, president of the Northern Utah Economic Alliance. "This significant expansion sends a message that they are confident in our workforce. We look forward to their continued success in our market.”
“For years, Northrop Grumman has been an anchor employer in Utah’s robust aerospace and defense industry,” said Scott Cuthbertson, president and CEO of EDCUtah. “It’s exciting to see its continued growth in several communities across the Wasatch Front."