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The Aerospace & Defense industry is a significant part of Arkansas’ economy. As such, these sectors attract many major companies that continue to invest and grow operations here. Key industry players, including Dassault Falcon Jet and Lockheed Martin, call Arkansas home. There are nearly 10,000 employees at approximately 220 aerospace and defense operations throughout the state.
Along with business success, these companies have found staunch support from our strong workforce, industry associations, and state government. And, with growth projected for the industry well into the foreseeable future, Arkansas is well-positioned to secure our foothold in the global market.
Arkansas has a trained and skilled workforce in both the defense and aviation industries. Arkansas is positioned as a leader in aerospace education, with five military installations and 33 aviation-related education programs throughout the state.
The Aerospace & Defense Industry report provides an in-depth analysis of the history and success of the Aerospace & Defense industry in Arkansas. Topics covered include: