Aerospace & Defense

Industry Impact

From the world's largest military and training bases to top-ranked educational and research facilities - 83 airports throughout the state - to robust incentives for companies looking to expand, relocate and thrive, the aerospace and defense industry soars in Arizona.

Our state's A&D supply chain includes more than 1,200 small, medium, and large-scale, world-renowned companies that are responsible for more than 52,000 direct jobs. Numbers reflecting Arizona's long-standing history and success in aerospace and defense.

Coupled with lower taxes, a less-regulating state government, a competitive incentives package, exceptional aerospace and engineering programs at the university level, and more than 300 days of enviable flying weather, Arizona is more than a major global center for the aerospace and defense industry... it's an industry leader.