Northrop Grumman to Expand in Northern Utah

Total Investment: $380 million

Jobs Added: 3,000+

Project Unity

January 10, 2020

The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and the Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) are pleased to announce that Northrop Grumman Corporation will expand its operations in Northern Utah, creating some 3,000 jobs (2,250 incented and 750 non-incented) in the next 20 years. Capex for the project is estimated at $380,000,000.

“This project could create jobs for Hill Air Force Base for generations to come,” said Val Hale, GOED executive director. “As one of the top-10 military-friendly employers, this expansion will better serve Weber County and our growing aerospace industry.”

Northrop Grumman is currently the largest security and defense company in Utah with more than 5,100 employees across the state, primarily located in Bacchus, Clearfield, Ogden, Promontory and Salt Lake. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, space, strike, and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide.

“We are proud to expand our presence in Utah by bringing new, high-paying jobs to the state,” said Greg Manuel, vice president of ground based strategic deterrent enterprise, Northrop Grumman.

The GOED Board has approved a post-performance tax credit not to exceed $59,919,439.

“This is a significant win for Northern Utah. Northrop Grumman is the state’s largest private sector employer in aerospace and defense, and they continue to demonstrate their confidence in doing business here,” said Theresa A. Foxley, president and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “On a broader level, we as Utahns can be proud of what this means in terms of national defense and global security.”

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Colby Cooley, director of Global Strategy & Outreach, led this project for EDCUtah.

For other inquiries about this project, please contact:

Mike Flynn, chief operating officer, EDCUtah
(801) 328-9742,