Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey tweeted that she spoke with Pentagon officials Tuesday to promote Alabama, and specifically Huntsville, as the home of the Space Command headquarters.
It was announced in November that Redstone Arsenal is one of six candidates for selection.
Redstone Arsenal said Space Command representatives already conducted an in-person site visit. This was the second visit from the Air Force. The first one being last summer when this process initially began.
The Redstone Regional Alliance issued this statement Tuesday: "The Redstone Region had the opportunity to present to the Air Force today through a virtual meeting, and we are very pleased and appreciative of the support and engagement from local, state and federal elected leaders and community members.
"You can view some of the information presented on Redstoneregionalalliance.org, including a video and fact book. We feel the Redstone Region is the smart choice for US Space Command headquarters based on cost, capacity, capability and community support."
According to the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, this would bring 1,400 jobs that are a combination of uniformed and civilian positions.
The other sites being considered are Kirtland Air Force Base (New Mexico), Offutt Air Force Base (Nebraska), Port San Antonio (Texas), Peterson Air Force Base (Colorado), and Patrick Air Force Base (Florida).
A decision is expected in early 2021.
I just wrapped up a great call with Pentagon officials. I was proud to pitch why AL should be home to Space Command HQ. I would love to give a warm “Alabama” welcome to @US_SpaceCom HQ in the near future, if they choose the Rocket City! @huntsvillecity @TeamRedstone #alpolitics pic.twitter.com/mzfvf67vk9
— Governor Kay Ivey (@GovernorKayIvey) December 22, 2020