Excerpt: By Dennis J. Donovan, originally featured in Trade & Industry Development Magazine


This article addresses site selection dynamics pertaining to the aerospace sector. Principal focus is on commercial and defense as opposed to airport operations which tend to be geographically immobile.

Industry Definition

Aerospace involves production of aircraft, guided missiles, and space vehicles. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) typically engage in R&D, final assembly/testing, some component manufacturing, and aftermarket service/repair.

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