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Stats & Facts – Week of October 23, 2017

Published on October 27, 2017

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There’s nothing spooky about these Stats and Facts…well, maybe the last one.


Groundbreaking for Groundbreaking Rocket Engines

Aerojet Rocketdyne broke ground on a 136K square-foot manufacturing facility in North Huntsville. It also announced the location for its Defense HQ at 950 Explorer Blvd.

California Love

California-based Parsons broke ground on a new facility for software and hardware integration. It will add 50 employees in Huntsville.


Vietnam Vet and Huntsville resident Gary Michael Rose received the Medal of Honor from President Trump for his actions during a secretive mission in Laos.

Scary High Sales Figures

Halloween spending will hit a record $9.1 billion…an 8.3% increase over 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. Shoppers expect to spend $3.4 billion on costumes and $2.7 billion on candy.

Stats & Facts is a weekly series covering City of Huntsville economic development announcements, relevant national and regional statistics that could impact the Rocket City region and informational nuggets that span industries. It is compiled by Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond.