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AL: Huntsville's Redstone Arsenal Selected for U.S. Space Command, With 1,400 Jobs

January 15, 2021

The U.S. Army’s Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, was picked as the future location of U.S. Space Command’s headquarters. more >>


NM: SpinLaunch Plans Major Expansion at Spaceport America, to Hire 59

January 11, 2021

A company that is developing a mass accelerator with the aim of launching satellites into space orbit is expanding at New Mexico’s Spaceport... more >>


SC: Boeing Appears to Accelerate Schedule for Moving 787 Dreamliner Production

January 4, 2021

Boeing may be accelerating its schedule for transferring 787 Dreamliner production from Everett, Wash., to North Charleston, S.C., according to an... more >>


FL: Aerospace Firm Expands in Melbourne Airport Industrial Area

December 23, 2020

Another aerospace company has expanded in the Melbourne Airport industrial area. 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 >>



OK: Aviation Leaders Discuss OKC's Future as an Aerospace Hub

December 28, 2020

Top executives recently participated in a webinar to discuss why Oklahoma City has been successful as an aerospace hub. 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 >>



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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>>