Mayor Tommy Battle announces Huntsville’s selection as finalist in bid for U.S. Space Command Headquarters

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The Pentagon has narrowed its choices down to six locations for the U.S. Space Command, and Alabama made the cut.

In a statement released Thursday, Mayor Tommy Battle announced that Huntsville has been designated as a candidate location for consideration to host the headquarters of the United States Space Command (USSPACECOM). Huntsville is one of six locations to participate in the next phase of the process.

“The Redstone region provides an unparalleled workforce for the U.S. Space Command with capabilities that include missile defense, aerospace, and intelligence,” stated Mayor Battle. “We have the infrastructure capacity, community support, low cost of doing business, and high-quality expertise to serve as the headquarters for USSPACECOM. When you analyze all the variables, Huntsville is the clear choice for this vitally important unified combatant command.”

A public announcement will be made by the Air Force in early 2021.