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Joby receives grant to support California expansion
Wednesday, 22 November 2023
Joby plans to manufacture aircraft in support of initial operations from its California-based facilities, but will locate its first scaled manufacturing plant in Dayton, Ohio.

Joby Aviation has been awarded a $9.8 million California Competes grant by the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to support the company's continued statewide expansion.

The $9.8 million grant will assist in financing a significant expansion of Joby's facilities in Marina, California - supporting higher manufacturing volumes and initial training for pilots and aircraft maintainers - as well as continued hiring at the company's other offices located in San Carlos and Santa Cruz, California. As part of the agreement, Joby has committed to invest $41.3 million and create 690 additional full-time jobs in the state by 2027.

The CalCompetes grant enables Joby to accelerate early manufacturing in California to support the company's ongoing type certification program with the Federal Aviation Administration as well as for initial commercial operations, expected to begin in 2025.

“We're honored to receive a prestigious CalCompetes grant from our home state of California to support pilot training and the growth of our manufacturing facilities in advance of early operations. Joby was founded in 2009, today employs more than 1,250 people across the state, and we're thrilled to be able to keep growing in California as we deliver revolutionary emissions-free flight,” says JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby.

California Senator Anna Caballero adds, “This grant to Joby for their planned manufacturing expansion in Marina, California affirms California's commitment to build the future of advanced air mobility through a partnership with government, community, and industry, which I like to describe as the Marina Way. The Marina Way can be a model for how we solve climate, housing, and transportation challenges. The passage of my legislation, SB800, will lay out the regulatory framework for Advanced Air Mobility. I am glad to see that Advanced Air Mobility will take flight by 2025.”

While Joby plans to manufacture aircraft in support of initial operations from its California-based facilities, the company announced in September it will locate its first scaled manufacturing plant in Dayton, Ohio, the birthplace of aviation. Joby plans to build a facility in Dayton capable of delivering up to 500 aircraft per year, supporting up to 2,000 clean manufacturing jobs.

Earlier this month, Joby performed its first exhibition flights outside of California, becoming the first company to fly an electric air taxi in New York City, as part of an event held by the city's leadership announcing their intent to electrify the iconic Downtown Manhattan Heliport to enable clean, quiet air travel.

Joby currently has more than 160 open positions in California. Interested candidates can find more information and submit an application on the Company's Careers page.

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