FBI bringing 1,350 jobs to Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will continue to grow at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. as part of an expansion project.

The Redstone Arsenal FBI Director Robert Hamilton announced Thursday the federal agency will move 1,340 personnel and contractors from the Washington, D.C., area to Redstone. During a presentation to local Huntsville business and community leaders Hamilton explained that expects the building to be ready for occupancy in early 2021.

“Alabama is on a roll. Each new development spawns two more. If you can’t find a job in Alabama, you are doing something wrong,” State Auditor Jim Zeigler said of the expansion.

Currently, the FBI has around 300 employees working on its two Redstone campuses.

According to the Associated Press, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle anticipates the FBI expansion at Redstone will reach between 4,000 and 5,000 jobs.