Aerospace & Defense


MI: MI Strategic Fund Attracting $532M in Capital Investment, 2,821 Jobs

June 29, 2017

Amazon, Kroger, Williams International and Autoliv will all expand with the aid of the Michigan Strategic Fund and their own investments. more >>


AL: Blue Origin to Build $200M, 342-New-Jobs Huntsville Facility

June 27, 2017

Co. to mfg BE-4 engine at newly constructed 200,000-sq-ft facility in Cummings Research Park, to be nation’s 2nd-largest research park. more >>


AL: Boeing to Add 400 Jobs, Invest $70M in Alabama

June 23, 2017

Aerospace mfgr that has ~2,700 Alabama employees expects to add 400 more by 2020 plus capital investment of $70M. more >>


VA: Aeroprobe Corp. to Expand Operation in Montgomery County

June 21, 2017

Provider of air data measurement systems to aerospace, auto, turbomachinery, wind turbine industries expanding in Montgomery County, VA. 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 >>


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>>


White Paper | March 2, 2016
Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Evolution & Opportunity    

Startups to major global corps establishing UAS-based aviation services & solutions and there is continued growth projected for military UAS flights... More>>



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Articles

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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>>


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Idaho is Moving at the Speed of Business

By: Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter

Take a look at how Idaho’s economy is accelerating and attracting companies of all kinds that enjoy the ease of doing buiness in the state.   More>>


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Alabama Bioscience Industry has the Right Chemistry for Growth

By: Governor Robert Bentley

Seeking a state that's recognized as a manufacturing, technology and biosciences powerhouse? Look no further than Alabama.   More>>