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NC: Pratt & Whitney to Invest $650M In Asheville, Creating 800 Jobs

October 23, 2020

Pratt & Whitney plans to invest approximately $650 million through 2027 in a new Buncombe County manufacturing facility. more >>


IN: Indiana Lands New Defense Hub for Hypersonics R&D, Testing

October 19, 2020

The U.S. Department of Defense will establish its Joint Hypersonics Transition Office Systems Engineering Field Activity in Indiana. more >>


FL: Tyndall AFB Breaks Ground on ABM Simulator Facility

October 19, 2020

A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for the new Air Battle Manager Simulator Facility at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. more >>


VA: Huntington Ingalls To Establish Facility In Hampton, Creating 250+ Jobs

September 25, 2020

Huntington Ingalls Industries will create more than 250 new jobs by establishing an Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence in Hampton. more >>



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Little Canoe Creek Mega Site

November 1, 2019

1100 acres designated as an Alabama Advantage Site. Largest site in North Alabama. more >>


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McHenry East Site

October 1, 2019

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 >>



Air Force Seeks Help in Bringing 5G Coverage to 20 Bases Across U.S.

September 28, 2020

The U.S. Air Force is looking for companies that want to lease space where they can install cellular infrastructure at 20 bases across the U.S. more >>


WA: Boeing Resumes 'Low Rate' Production of 737 MAX Jet at Renton Plant

June 1, 2020

Boeing has resumed production of its 737 MAX passenger jet at the company’s Renton, Wash., plant at a “low rate” after halting production in... more >>


Lockheed Martin to Advance Additional $300M to Supply-Chain Partners

May 25, 2020

Lockheed Martin is set to extend another $300 million in advance payments to small- and medium-sized supply-chain partners. more >>


Boeing Launches 'Confident Travel' Initiative to Encourage People to Fly

May 18, 2020

Boeing is launching a "Confident Travel" initiative with the aim of encouraging people to fly once again. 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

When it comes to agreement and cooperation on many fronts across the U.S. seeming to be impossible, one state is defying all odds in the name of... 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

GAMA White Paper | June 1, 2019
Aircraft Deliveries on the Rise: Research by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association   

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association published this report, showing delivery of airplanes and rotorcraft increased over last year. More>>


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 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>>


Articles

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Mississippi’s Aerospace and Defense Industry Is Out of This World

By: Tate Reeves

Companies located in this state are continuing to prove to the world at large that the future of our nation’s aerospace industry is in none other...   More>>


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Automotive, Aerospace Industries Power Alabama’s Path to Recovery

By: Governor Kay Ivey

In the face of COVID, companies in Alabama have shown a resilience and an innovative spirit that have allowed them to keep their workforces engaged...   More>>


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Louisiana Hits New Heights

By: Governor John Bel Edwards

Louisiana’s industrial growth strikes a recurring theme, with strong performance in foreign direct investment. In the past decade, Louisiana is one...   More>>


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Top Sites for Business Growth

By: Peter Francesconi

Every company has different needs when it comes to finding the perfect location—whether access to utilities and infrastructure is a priority, or...   More>>


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Aviation is at the Heart of Kansas’ Growing Economy

By: Governor Laura Kelly

Kansas may be known for its geographically central location, as a leading producer of wheat and beef, and where freedom-loving pioneers would make a...   More>>