4,200 Jobs Flying Into Georgia?

Northrop Grumman has announced that as a result of winning the contract to build the Air Force’s KC-45 Tanker, upwards of 4,200 jobs could soon arrive in Georgia.

The jobs will be spread over Northrop Grumman and its supply base, which includes engine sub-assemblies in Vidalia, Atlanta and Milledgeville as well as subcontractors in Dublin and Chamblee. The company estimates it will bring a $180 million annual impact to the state’s economy.

One problem still pending is that Boeing has filed a protest regarding their loss of the contract and at least one Congressman wants to force a new competition for the potential $40 billion deal and disqualify the Northrop-EADS team from participating in the contest.