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AT THE FOREFRONT OF AEROSPACE AND DEFENSE

As the home to industry giants leading in aircraft testing and development, Arizona is at the forefront of the aerospace & defense industry. With more than 300 days of sunshine annually, a longstanding commitment to supporting the U.S. military and a business-friendly environment, top companies come to Arizona to develop advanced solutions and drive innovation.

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Industry highlights
#1
concentration for guided missile and space vehicle manufacturing

Emsi, 2020

#2
aviation maintenance economic activity

MRO 2020 Report

TOP 5
largest employment in A&D manufacturing

Emsi, 2020

TOP 10
A&D manufacturing attractiveness

PwC, 2019

$12.2 billion

Department of Defense
contracts
in fiscal year 2019

STRATEGIC U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATIONS

Arizona’s strong military presence is vital to the state’s private A&D industry, with six major military installations and four National Guard operations across the state.

$3 billion

Optics industry

OPTICS VALLEY

Optics and photonics have long been a key piece of modern innovation, and Optics Valley in the Tucson region is a hub for developing and producing some of the largest, most advanced telescope mirrors.

EDUCATING
THE FUTURE

Arizona universities facilitate cutting-edge research and world-class programs, developing a highly skilled workforce.

 

A&D INTERACTIVE
DATABASE

Search more than 1,250 Arizona companies in the aerospace and defense supply chain by size, industry, certification, and products and services.

 

ARIZONA SUCCESS STORIES

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Our mission is to create innovative solutions to make the world a safer place, and Arizona provides both the talent and the environment that enables us to continue to grow and achieve that mission.


Wes Kremer, President
Raytheon Missiles & Defense

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Arizona is proud to provide a platform for pioneers like Raytheon Missiles & Defense to grow and thrive. With nearly 13,000 employees and a statewide network of more than 500 suppliers, the high-tech powerhouse contributes $2.6 billion annually to the state’s economy, an impact that has grown by more than $500 million in the last three years. Arizona’s top talent, commitment to keeping taxes low and regulation light, and strategic geographic location have earned the state a reputation as a leading hub for advanced manufacturing.

Arizona offers programs designed to

ENHANCE THE SUCCESS OF A&D COMPANIES

 

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News & Events

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CP Technologies Breaks Ground on New Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility in Prescott Arizona

June 25, 2020

PRESCOTT, AZCP Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of standard and custom rugged computer hardware, broke ground on its new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Prescott, Arizona on June 24. Expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2021, the 50,000 sq. ft. facility will be located near SR 89 and Deepwell Ranch/Crystal Lane. Michael McCormack, president and CEO of CP Technologies was joined by Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Prescott and Jim Chamberlain of Chamberlain Development to kick off construction.

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The Maricopa Community Colleges and Intel Launch First Artificial Intelligence Associate Degree Program

June 25, 2020

PHOENIX, AZ — The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) today announced a collaboration with Intel and the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) to create Arizona’s first Artificial Intelligence certificate and degree program enabling tens of thousands of students to land careers in healthcare, automotive, industrial and aerospace fields. The Maricopa Community Colleges will be the first in the U.S. to train workers for the region’s driving demands in Artificial Intelligence technology, allowing access for more students to master skills valuable across many occupations and industry sectors and ultimately improving the nation’s workforce, economy, and community.

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