Honeywell Aerospace will open a new electromagnetic compatibility and environmental test laboratory in Puerto Rico. Software development, especially for apps and aeronautic design, will be a priority at the new establishment. Alejandro Padilla, governor of Puerto Rico, said: “The expansion of Honeywell Aerospace represents an important achievement for our economic development strategy that seeks to diversify Puerto Rico’s industrial base.” The 73,000sq-ft lab will be built at Las Américas Technology Park in Moca municipality, which is located near existing aerospace companies in the island’s northwestern region. Worth $25m, work on the project is expected to start in the third quarter of 2014 with completion slated for next year. The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company will support job creation, infrastructure and the lease on the project. Honeywell already has one Puerto Rican facility in Aguadilla. Lufthansa Technik and Infosys have also located operations to the island.