The Cordish Companies has been selected by the Mobile Airport Authority to develop portions of Brookley Aeroplex.
The total build-out of the aerospace hub is envisioned to include 6 million square feet of commercial space, housing 6,000 to 10,000 employees and create a net increase of more than 4,000 jobs. In 2012, it was announced that Mobile, Ala., will become the first site in the western hemisphere assembling Airbus aircraft. The Airbus facility will total a $600 million investment at Brookley and create 1,000 new direct jobs. Construction commenced in April 2013 and aircraft assembly is targeted to begin in 2015.