Aerospace & Defense


AR: Aerojet Rocketdyne Expands Solid Rocket Motor Center of Excellence, Adds 140 Jobs

August 17, 2018

Leader in the development & manufacture of aerospace & defense products to expand Southern AR facility near Camden. more >>


OK: Valkyrie Systems Aerospace to Create 352 Aircraft Mfg Jobs in OK City

August 15, 2018

Gov. Fallin & Valkyrie Systems Aerospace (VSA) to partner accommodate manufacturing facilities, as well as flight operations & training. more >>


AL: Yulista Holding Opened New Fixed and Rotary Wing Facility in Andalsia

August 14, 2018

Complex in close proximity to military installations designed specifically for C-130 & B-737 aircraft, but accommodates rotary & tilt rotor aircraft. more >>


MI: Three Business Expansions Create 91 Jobs, $115M Private Investment

August 7, 2018

Arconic expands in Whitehall, MI; Michigan Metal Coatings adds Port Huron Facility; & Diversified Engineering & Plastics locates in Jackson, MI. 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>>