SpaceX to build rocket launch facility in Texas

August 6, 2014 3:04 AM

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SpaceX has decided Texas is the best place to build a new commercial rocket launch facility, according to Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

The Lonestar State is offering the Hawthorne-based rocket maker $2.3 million in state-funded perks to bring an expected 300 jobs and $85 million in capital investment to Cameron County in South Texas. SpaceX also will receive $13 million from the state’s Spaceport Trust Fund.

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