Boeing moving Space and Launch division from Arlington to Florida

ARLINGTON, Va. (FOX 5 DC) -- Boeing announced on Wednesday that it will move its Space and Launch division from Arlington to Florida.

The company says the new location will give the division better access to Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and Patrick Air Force Base.

Boeing says it is anticipating an uptick in commercial and private space activity.

NASA recently announced that it will give tourists access to the International Space Station starting in 2020.

The company also cited the increasing military emphasis on space activity.

President Donald Trump announced in December his plans to create a unified US Space Command.

Boeing has not indicated how many jobs the move would impact.

The company says the move will have no impact on Boeing's space operations in other states, including California, Texas, Alabama, Colorado, and Louisiana.