World View Eyes Tucson Corporate HQ, Manufacturing Facility

Crewed high altitude capsule. (Credit: World View)
Crewed high altitude capsule. (Credit: World View)

Pima County in Arizona is set to vote on Tuesday on an incentives package for near-space company World View Enterprises.

Tucson-based World View Enterprises plans to construct a 120,000-square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility on Aerospace Parkway south of Raytheon Missile Systems and Tucson International Airport.

The company has about 25 workers but says it plans to expand to as many as 400 employees.

The incentive package before the board would have the county fund construction of the facility and spaceport launch site.

World View would pay back the county’s $14.5 million investment over 20 years of lease payments totaling more than $23.6 million.

World View would have the option to purchase a portion of the property after 10 years, excluding the spaceport.

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