October 20th, 2021
L3Harris to create up to 50 jobs, and invest $2.58 million in upcoming expansion
Global aerospace and defense technology innovator, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., will expand its operations at 5353 52nd Street SE in Grand Rapids. In addition to a capital investment of $2.58 million, the expansion will bring up to 50 new jobs to the area, with a minimum of 34.
Today, The Right Place, Inc., in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announced that global aerospace and defense technology innovator, L3Harris Technologies, Inc., will expand its operations at 5353 52nd Street SE in Grand Rapids. In addition to a capital investment of $2.58 million, the expansion will bring up to 50 new jobs to the area, with a minimum of 34.
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across space, air, land, sea, and cyber domains. L3Harris employees 48,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries.
“L3Harris Technologies’ decision to expand its Cascade Township operations over competing regions across the country is a win for our region,” said Randy Thelen, President and CEO, The Right Place, Inc. “Greater Grand Rapids competes on both a national and global scale for hi-tech, innovative companies like L3Harris. Winning projects of this caliber further strengthens our defense and R&D cluster, while bringing high-paying jobs to our community.”
L3Harris Technologies sought to consolidate its avionics products manufacturing facilities, considering several out of state locations before making the decision to expand its Cascade Township location.
“With assistance from The Right Place and their partners at the MEDC, we will expand our Grand Rapids operations to meet our growing, diverse client base,” said Alan Crawford, President, Commercial Aviation, L3Harris. “The Greater Grand Rapids region offers the skilled employee base and thriving business environment we need, so we look forward to our continued success here.”
The Right Place worked closely with L3Harris Technologies and the MEDC to ensure the company continued its growth in the region rather than out-of-state locations. With the approval of a $500,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant, the MEDC is supporting the expansion through the Michigan Strategic Fund.
“We are excited to hear about L3Harris’s expansion in Cascade Township,” said Ben Swayze, Cascade Township Manager. “L3Harris is an outstanding business and a key employer in our community and we applaud their decision to continue growing with us here in Cascade”