Aerospace & Defense


IL: Rexnord Corp. to Build New Aerospace Facility in Downers Grove

September 15, 2017

Multiplatform industrial co. serving diverse markets to build a 248,000-sq-ft facility for its mfg operations and aerospace headquarters. more >>


AL: UTC Aerospace Systems to Add 260 Jobs, Advanced Capabilities in Foley

August 28, 2017

New 80,000-sq-ft nacelle assembly building will leverage advanced manufacturing technology to maximize operational efficiency in Foley, AL. more >>


GA: Meggitt Polymers & Composites to Create 211 Rockmart Jobs, Invest $30M

August 28, 2017

U.K.-based mfgr of environmental components for U.S. military aircraft to invest $30M in Polk County, GA, facility expansion, add jobs. more >>


AL: Safran to Open 20-New Job Aerospace Mfg Facility at Mobile Aeroplex

August 21, 2017

French aerospace giant building out one of the existing bays at Mobile Aeroplex to 24,500 sq ft to produce & install aircraft engine nacelles. more >>



Aerial

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 >>



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 >>


First Airbus Aircraft Produced in the U.S. Takes Flight

March 23, 2016

The A321 took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, at 9:36 a.m., performed its test sequences, landed at 1:02 p.m. more >>


NASA Recognizes Outstanding Small Businesses with Industry Awards

March 18, 2016

SBIA awards recognize 1 small business prime contractor, small business subcontractor & large business prime contractor supporting NASA’s mission. 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 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>>


White Paper | May 3, 2017
2017 Global aerospace and defense industry outlook   

The 2017 Global aerospace and defense outlook reviews the industry’s performance in 2016 and expectations for 2017. More>>


White Paper | February 16, 2017
12 Mistakes to Avoid in Site Selection   

Study of a few critical mistakes site selectors can make that undermine analysis, lead to risk, higher cost, unfavorable operating conditions. More>>



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Articles

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Finding the Most Desirable Spots for Your Business and Lifestyle

By: Linda Dobel

Choosing a business location involves so many variables it can be easy to overlook a very important factor: don't overlook quality of life.   More>>


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Michigan: Rich History, Bright Future

By: Governor Rick Snyder

You know Michigan has been the global epicenter of the automotive industry. Learn why multinational co.s & small businesses still invest.   More>>


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The Southeast is Cleared for Takeoff

By: John Longshore

Why did the Teal Group declare aerospace is the healthiest industrial segment of the world economy? And why the Southeast? Find out here.   More>>


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Florida – The Future is Here

By: Governor Rick Scott

In today’s business world, you have to stay relevant. Check out Florida's boundless opportunities to grow, innovate, discover and explore.   More>>


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Time for a Proactive Approach for Aerospace and Defense Trade

By: David F. Melcher

Take a look at what the leading association in the aerospace and defense industry recommends to further strengthen this dynamic industry.   More>>