Georgia’s aerospace exports in 2011 grew 31 percent to an all-time high of $5.75 billion. With the state’s unique business assets, including 85,000 aerospace workers who have been rated as the nation’s most productive, aerospace companies in Georgia are able to accelerate development and streamline their business processes.
More than 500 aerospace companies in Georgia—including Boeing, Bombardier, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, Thrush, Triumph Aerostructures and others—operate in a business climate where nearly half a billion dollars is spent annually on cutting-edge, university-backed engineering R&D, putting them in reach of the latest aerospace technologies.
AEROSPACE WORKFORCE & EDUCATION
Quick Start, the nation’s top workforce development program, enables aerospace companies to scale their employee training needs at no cost, whenever and wherever they need. In addition, the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology is the no. 2 ranked undergraduate and no. 4 ranked graduate aerospace engineering program in the U.S. Combined with strong engineering programs at Georgia’s other universities and technical colleges, Georgia’s aerospace workforce is well-trained and ready for the future of unmanned systems.
Georgia enjoys a close technology and industrial base development partnership with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, one of three USAF Air Logistics Centers in the United States. Georgia companies and researchers also work in collaboration with USAF engineers on technology insertion programs to support the missions of Robins Air Force Base, the largest single industrial complex in Georgia. Robins AFB employs over 23,000 military, civilian and contractor personnel and is a global magnet for aerospace and defense logistics companies.
WHERE SPACE TAKES OFF
The U.S. Commercial, Civil and Military Space markets represent a $100 billion market that is growing rapidly. As our national space strategy pushes LEO (Low Earth Orbit) space operations into the commercial sector, the close geographic proximity of Georgia to space launch facilities will lower the cost of doing business as a logistics, manufacturing and R&D point in Georgia. Explore Georgia’s space industry ▶
Aerospace companies in Georgia can:
- Enjoy easy access to Georgia’s internationally acclaimed Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the world’s busiest and most efficient passenger airport, which serves 150 U.S. destinations and more than 80 international destinations
- Utilize the Georgia Statewide Aviation System, with 104 public airports
- Mitigate business risk by operating in a state with a strong military presence, ensuring continuous aggressive investment in aerospace engineering R&D
- Develop new business in the U.S. with the help of research and data experts in Georgia’s Department of Economic Development
- Open doors around the world via our 10 international offices that service programs to help you penetrate global markets
- Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) businesses can compete for billions of dollars in private contract actions to sustain and repair aircraft and systems
- Maintain competitive edge by direct collaboration with key state contacts and aerospace industry leaders
- Lower tax burdens with robust tax incentives
- Gain access to potential investor networks for qualifying aerospace companies, and when needed find alternative financing providers for projects