Joby Aviation wins a $9.8 million CalCompetes grant, locking in commitment to expand in Marina. | News | eVTOL

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Marina did not get the big Joby Aviation prize of a manufacturing facility—that went to Ohio—but a decision yesterday from the California Competes grant program run by the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) secures a bigger footprint for Joby in Marina. 

The $9.8 million grant comes with a pledge from Joby to create 690 new jobs as it expands its presence in Marina, Santa Cruz and San Carlos. Joby has committed to spend an additional $41.3 million in California.

“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…

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