Aerospace & Defense


AL: BAE Systems to Invest $45.5M in Huntsville Expansion

July 19, 2018

Defense contractor to launch major expansion that will create substantial number of jobs & add new capabilities at its ops in Huntsville, AL. more >>


VA: Newport News Shipbuilding to Invest $1B, Hire 7,000

June 28, 2018

VA is initiating unique partnership with Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division to support major hiring initiative. more >>


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 >>



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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 >>



U.S. Arms Makers Praise New U.S. Weapons Export Policy

July 18, 2018

U.S. arms makers attending Farnborough Airshow in Britain lauded the U.S. government’s push to sell more weapons overseas. 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 >>



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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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Prime Places for Business Prosperity

By: Linda Dobel

Every business aspires to find the best location for its prosperity. An exclusive glimpse into American sites that may be the perfect fit.   More>>


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Michigan: Building on the Past, Embracing the Future

By: Governor Rick Snyder

Michigan’s business-friendly climate and competitive resources have attracted some of the world’s top companies. Find out what's behind it.   More>>


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Metrics Help to Guide Aerospace Manufacturers’ Location Decisions

By: Scott Thompson

Although we hear a lot about U.S. competitiveness, the aerospace & defense industry is a bright spot for the U.S. Here's the scoop.   More>>


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Aviation is Central to Kansas’ Growing Economy

By: Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D.

Kansas may be known as a food producer, but did you know Kansas can also rightfully claim its spot as the Air Capital of the World?   More>>


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Light Manufacturing Packs a Punch in U.S. Economic Development

By: Jennifer Alten

Light manufacturing isn’t a lightweight when it comes to growing economies around the U.S. Take a look at how it's making a big impact.   More>>