Aerospace & Defense


VA: Aerospace Engineering Firm To Expand In Fauquier County

May 27, 2021

SPARC Research to invest $2.5 million to establish advanced rocket propulsion design and component manufacturing facility. more >>

FL: Space Plane Launches to Create Jobs at Cape Canaveral

May 10, 2021

Space and defense firm Sierra Nevada Corp. is expected to begin space plan launches and landing at Cape Canaveral in 2022, bringing new jobs to the... more >>

UT: CaptiveAire to Grow in St. George, Adding 50 New Jobs

April 12, 2021

CaptiveAire Systems, Inc. will open an office in Utah, adding up to 50 new high-paying jobs in the state in the next seven years. more >>

MD: L3Harris to Expand in Anne Arundel County, Adding 90 New Jobs

March 26, 2021

L3Harris Technologies will expand its presence in Maryland and add 90 new jobs in Anne Arundel County over the next three years. more >>


Little Canoe Creek Mega Site

November 1, 2019

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

Stone County Economic Development Partnership

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 >>


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 >>

New Report Predicts China to be Chief U.S. Competitor in Space by 2040

April 12, 2021

In a report released last week, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence projects that by 2040 China will be the most significant rival to... more >>

OK: Aerospace Industry Producing $11.6B Impact in Region

March 15, 2021

A new report shows that the impact of the Oklahoma City area's aerospace industry has grown significantly in the last five years. more >>

Report: U.S. Air Mobility Could Create 280,000 Jobs by 2035

February 1, 2021

According to a new report, U.S. aerospace and defense companies are poised to lead the growing global industry. 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 >>


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>>


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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>>