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Gulfstream Aerospace Expands Cahokia Heights, Illinois, Operations

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. plans to expand its operations at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia Heights, Illinois. The $28.5 million project is expected to create 200 jobs in St. Clair County.

The investment will enable the company to increase capacity for exterior aircraft painting, furniture installations, avionics integrations and other operations.

"We are excited to announce the expansion of our facility operations in Cahokia Heights," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. "This is a direct response to the increased demand we are seeing from around the world, and we appreciate our partnerships with the state of Illinois, St Clair County, Bi-State Development, the city of Cahokia Heights and the village of Sauget for their continued support as we grow our presence and local workforce in the region."

As part of the expansion, the company received an Economic Development for a Growing Economy (EDGE) tax credit, which stipulates a goal of making a $28.5 million investment and creating 200 new full-time jobs and retaining nearly 500 jobs.

"Gulfstream's expansion creates hundreds of jobs in Metro East Region and equally important, strengthens the aviation and aerospace workforce pipeline through training partnerships," noted Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity Director Kristin Richards. "Illinois has long been a destination for aviation and aerospace leaders and through EDGE, DCEO is working to further expand the ecosystem."

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is an American aircraft company and a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The copany designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services business jet aircraft.

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