New Business Development Plan for the Aerospace, Defense and Security Enterprise Provides Playbook
The Aerospace, Defense and Security Enterprise has been proposed to promote the advancement of a critical component to Arizona’s industry and innovation. To this end, Science Foundation Arizona developed a playbook to provide a common operating picture and a how-to manual to support the efforts of participating partners.
SFAz-Commisioned Report Assesses Arizona Challenges to Advance Aerospace, Defense and Security Industry
The report, prepared by the L. William Seidman Research Institute, identifies a series of common themes and gaps in the aerospace, defense and security industry. It also analyzes best practices in competitor states, examines collaboration between firms, and recommends activities that can best support this critical Arizona industry.
A successful effort of public and private partners has enabled the Air Force Research Lab with top-secret security clearance to remain in Mesa and serve as a new magnet for research and high-paying jobs.
Governor Brewer Commits $1.3 Million to Aerospace Initiative
“Arizona has a rich history in the aerospace and defense industry -- through our excellent reputation and corporate A&D presence statewide that provides well-paying, stable jobs for our state’s citizens,” said Governor Brewer.
Air Force Generals Will Lead Aerospace And Defense Initiative
SFAz has attracted retired Brigadier General R. Thomas Browning and retired Lt. General John F. Regni, two well known and respected career military veterans with education and business experience, to serve as co-directors for an initiative geared toward bolstering the state’s aerospace and defense industry (A&D).