Aerospace & Defense


SC: ACL Airshop to Open New $7.2M Greenville County Ops, Hiring 32

June 19, 2018

Leader in custom unit load device solutions to construct a new air cargo products factory in Greenville, SC. more >>


AZ: AQST Space Systems to Relocate from Puerto Rico to Mesa, Hire 125

June 15, 2018

Aerospace systems technologies solutions co. secured space for HQ at Falcon Field Airport in Mesa’s Falcon District; plans adding mfg space. more >>


FL: VT Mobile Aerospace Engineering Hires 400, Opens Hangar at Pensacola International Airport

June 12, 2018

New maintenance & engineering facility to add 400 jobs for local families. Florida Department of Transportation provided $23.8M in grants. more >>


PA: Acutec Precision Aerospace Expanding Facility, Creating 60 Jobs

June 8, 2018

Growth within aerospace industry, including development of Boeing 737MAX & Airbus A320NEO aircraft, cited by mfg co. as reason behind initiative. more >>



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McHenry East Site

October 1, 2017

11 buildings with two miles of paved road. There is a remote operated gate and security camera system with all utilities available. 66,000+square... more >>


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Wilkes County, North Carolina, Airpark

December 18, 2015

22 acres, shovel ready for aviation related business, paved taxiway, all utilities, 6,200’ runway with full instrument landing 24/7. more >>



Baker Donelson Trade Attorney Cautions Against Risks Posed by Aluminum and Steel Tariffs to Global Trade and Supply Chains

March 5, 2018

President Donald Trump vowed to place a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum. Here is some legal advice for businesses. more >>


Aerospace Exports Doing Well, Could Do Even Better

December 20, 2017

David Melcher, president of the Aerospace Industries Association, speaks at AIA's Annual Aerospace and Defense Media Luncheon. more >>


Aerospace Industries Association Picks Indiana for 2018 Conference

July 15, 2016

Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) announced plans to host its Supplier Management Council conference in Indianapolis in the spring of 2018. more >>


UAS Entrepreneurs Set Sights on North Dakota

May 17, 2016

Since becoming U.S.'s 1st operational test site, Northern Plains UAS Test Site has attracted investment from leading aerospace co.s. more >>



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Stone County Mississippi Strikes the Right Balance and Is In the Middle of It All

October 1, 2017

Surrounded by lush national forest, yet positioned in the heart of a dynamic industrial-military corridor. A place of timeless traditions and 21st... more >>


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Case Studies

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Mississippi Works — and Delivers   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Seeking a harmonious environment for your business? Discover Mississippi where people believe building business is the best option. More>>


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Lubbock, Texas: A Hub City of Powerful Industries   

By: Michael Popke

Check out this appealing city in the northwest quadrant of TX, population of ~245,000 — local business leaders are pleased with its progress. More>>


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Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia: Growing Prosperity   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Site selectors will be pleased to get to know Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia, a community with a unique perspective. More>>


Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma: The City with a Plan Case study | April 30, 2012
Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma: The City with a Plan   

By: Juli Anne Patty

Creating a strategic plan for economic growth can be done in many ways. The new Lawton-Fort Sill Economic Development Corporation is leading the... More>>


White Papers

White Paper | May 25, 2018
2018 Global Aerospace and Defense Industry Outlook   

Outlook reviews the performance of the aerospace and defense industry in 2017 and forecasts its growth in the coming years. More>>


White Paper | May 25, 2018
The Aerospace Industry Cluster in U.S. Metros   

Top metro areas for aerospace employment reflect more populous metro areas with large airport operations or sizable mfg facilities in the metro. More>>


White Paper | May 3, 2017
Engine for Growth: Analysis and Recommendations for U.S. Space Industry Competitiveness   

Report discusses the U.S. space industry that today delivers hundreds of billions of dollars in economic activity, but is undergoing dynamic change. More>>



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Articles

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The 2018 CiCi Awards (Corporate Investment & Community Impact)

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover the power of businesses in the places they choose to locate & develop in the 2018 Corporate Investment and Community Impact Awards.   More>>


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“Grade A” Workforce Training Resources

By: Linda Dobel

U.S. businesses know there's a drought in skilled labor. The good news is great community training resources exist. Here are several examples.   More>>


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Idaho: The Constant Top Performer

By: Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Time to get to know more about Idaho. Its economy continues to receive national attention for economic growth & prosperity across metrics.   More>>


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An Easy Choice:Tennessee Certified Sites

By: Governor Bill Haslam

Not all sites are created equal. That’s why Tennessee takes the guesswork out of locating a site with Select Tennessee Certified Sites program.   More>>


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Game-changing Projects Fuel Growth in Alabama’s Evolving Economy

By: Governor Kay Ivey

Get the inside scoop on Alabama & its pivotal year in economic development with top companies across industries announcing major projects.   More>>