Lockheed Martin and Boeing’s proposed joint rocket venture will relocate about 1,000 well-paying jobs to the Denver area. The joint rocket-manufacturing venture, United Launch Alliance, already has said it plans to set up headquarters at Lockheed’s

Jefferson County facilities in Waterton Canyon . A Boeing spokesman said about 1,000 administrative, engineering and support jobs at the company’s Huntington Beach, California Delta rocket facility are earmarked for relocation to Colorado . The 50-50 venture would serve as the sole supplier of booster rockets used by the military, NaSA and other federal agencies.

Colorado economic officials are thrilled about the prospect of the Boeing jobs coming here, particularly after recent news that four Denver-area companies had relocated their executive offices to outside the state.

(Source: Rocky Mountain News, 07/14/05)