Georgia Centers of Innovation Aerospace

The Center of Innovation for Aerospace provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research and partnerships to help the state's aerospace industry connect, compete and grow. The Center advances recognition of Georgia’s strength in the global aerospace industry, and contributes to the entrepreneurial and educational ecosystems required for its continued growth. Home to more than 500 aerospace companies and total workforce of 85,000, the state benefits from a diverse industry across the sectors of manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and transportation. Home to powerhouses Gulfstream Aerospace, Delta Air Lines, and Lockheed Martin, aerospace products are the number one export from the state of Georgia at $8.44 billion.


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#1 State for Business

Photo: Commissioner Chris Carr, Governor Deal and Deputy Commissioner of Global Commerce, Tom Croteau celebrate Georgia’s recent #1 State for Business ranking at Porsche’s headquarters in Germany.

Georgia has done it again with Area Development’s 2015 Top States for Doing Business ranking. The results come from an independent survey of site consultants who are most aware of a state’s strengths in the categories of:

  • Business Environment
  • Labor Climate
  • Infrastructure/Global Access

The fact that Georgia has the top ranked workforce program in the nation, Quick Start, an extremely competitive cost of doing business, the world’s busiest and most efficient airport as well as the fastest growing ports in the nation, and you have an incredible recipe for success.

Currently, Governor Deal is on a Germany mission with our economic development team. Georgia is home to almost 500 German companies and growing. The team is meeting with prospects and also visiting existing companies such as Porsche and Mercedes who have chosen Georgia for their North American headquarters. In fact, here is a recent video where Stephen Cannon, President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA explains why the company chose Georgia:

Congrats to all of our economic development partners and companies here in Georgia. And thank you to site consultants and Area Development for this prestigious ranking.


Contact GDEcD

For more information on Georgia’s public-private business partnerships, contact the Georgia Department of Economic Development at 404.962.4000.

More About Georgia Benefits

Georgia’s industry-specific Project Analysts are available to help you with a wide range of business needs:
  • Site and building services
  • Location data
  • Community contacts and facilitation
  • Cost environment analysis
  • Coordination with state agencies