Dassalt Falcon Jet held a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for a $60 million dollar expansion and improvement of its business jet competition facility near Little Rock's Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport.
Andrew Ponzoni, communications manager at Dassault Falcon Jet said his company considered investing in other cities but decided on Little Rock because of the company's history in the city.
According to Ponzoni, the company will be hiring for the project, but he is unsure how many positions will be offered. The cost of the project will largely go toward completion and delivery of Dassalt's planes. The company also made a $20 million dollar expansion to its Little Rock headquarters in 2008.
The factory has around 2,000 employees in Little Rock. Dassault recently qualified for a nearly four percent payroll rebate for 10 years for its plan to keep at least 400 jobs in Arkansas.