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HUNTSVILLE/MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA

Aerospace/Defense Industry Profile


Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama =

280 Aerospace & Defense Companies employing nearly 30,000 people

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Huntsville, Alabama: A Legacy of Innovation Since the early 1950s, Huntsville has been a national center for space and defense technology. Known as Rocket City USA, we have built on the legacy of the Saturn V, through the Shuttle era, and are leading development of NASA’s Space Launch System today. Huntsville and Redstone Arsenal are the location of choice for the best and brightest engineers and scientists, and we have been nationally recognized by Inc., Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal as one of America’s leading tech communities. Our local and state leaders foster business success by providing a dynamic education system, a high quality of life, a low cost of living and doing business, and the infrastructure necessary for growth. With the highest concentration of engineers and tech workers in the country, the Huntsville region is a smart place to live, learn, work, and play. 3


Cummings Research Park: 3,800 Acres | 300 Companies | 29,000 Employees 2nd Largest Research Park in the U.S.

DRIVEN BY SCIENCE. POWERED BY PEOPLE.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), a Tier 1 national research university, is located in CRP.

DEFENSE SYSTEMS OPTIMIZATION

PROPELLING SCIENCE SINCE 1962.

INNOVATION IS OUR DNA. CUMMINGS RESEARCHPARK .COM

Industrial and Research Parks/Sites

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INTEGRATED REMOTE SENSING PLATFORMS COMPLEX SYSTEMS SIMULATION TOOLS CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS SECURITY SPACE PLATFORMS, PAYLOADS & LOGISTICS PRECISION ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES APPLIED GENETIC DIAGNOSTICS


Redstone Arsenal: 38,000 Acres | 41,000 Jobs Materiel Management Acquisition, Contracting & Sustainment

Space Operations & Missile Defense Exploration & Defensive Capabilities

Research, Development, Test & Engineering Innovative Application of Sciences & Technologies

Intelligence & Homeland Defense Threat Analysis & Explosives Training

Total budgets managed: More than $50 Billion 14 General Officers & 123 SES Positions

Top Military Spending Locations

FY2014

Sources: Defense Manpower Data Center, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Census Bureau, and Chmura Economics & Analytics

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Huntsville is Positioned to GROW its Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing Clusters Huntsville Comparative Labor Market Analysis, Deloitte Consulting, LLC © July 2014

Highest Concentration of Engineers in the United States All Architecture & Engineering Occupations LQ*

Huntsville Metro Area:

Select Manufacturing Engineering Occupations for Aerospace & Advanced Manufacturing LQ*

2,400+ aerospace engineers 2,000+ electrical engineers

Huntsville

Alabama

U.S.

1,000+ each of mechanical, industrial & electronics engineers

Huntsville

Huntsville

Alabama

U.S.

“Capacity to fill 10,000 additional advanced manufacturing positions through 2024.” Deloitte study, 2014

Concentration of Direct Talent That Surpasses State and National Averages Assemblers & Fabricators LQ*

Alabama

Aerospace Engineering & Operations Technicians LQ*

U.S.

Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal & Plastics LQ*

Huntsville

Alabama

U.S.

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators and Tenders, Metal & Plastics LQ*

NOTES

*Location Quotient: concentration relative to state or national population.

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Huntsville is one of 10 Google gig cities.


Post-Secondary Education Total Enrollment = 25,500

Huntsville is one of top metros to “Power the U.S. Economy”. – Bloomberg Business

Huntsville ranked #1 for STEM grads. – Nerdwallet

UAH ranks in the top 20 in the United States for both NASA and DOD research funding. Calhoun Community College is the largest 2-year school in Alabama. Post-secondary programs are highly aligned with aerospace, defense, and manufacturing research and workforce requirements.

Huntsville is #2 City in the U.S. for Tech Job. – Smart Asset

Huntsville ranked #1 affordable place to live. – Livability.com

Port of Huntsville Huntsville International Airport (HSV) International Intermodal Center (Air Cargo & Rail Cargo) Foreign-Trade Zone #83 Jetplex Industrial Park Second Longest Runway in Southeast United States Huntsville International Airport (HSV) is the largest commercial airport in North Alabama, serving more than 1.2 million passengers annually. The International Intermodal Center, located in the Port of Huntsville Global Logistics Park, provides a single hub location specializing in receiving, transferring, storing, and distributing international and domestic cargo via air, rail, and highway.

Huntsville is #3 City where your money goes the farthest. – Boston Business Journal

Huntsville ranked #3 Best Mid-Sized Cities to Make a Living. – MoneyGeek 7


Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County 225 Church Street NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35801, USA 1-256-535-2000 • HSVchamber.org

Chip Cherry, CCE President & CEO ccherry@hsvchamber.org 1-256-535-2006

Lucia Cape Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Industry Relations & Workforce lcape@hsvchamber.org 1-256-535-2033

Mike Ward Senior Vice President, Government & Public Affairs mward@hsvchamber.org 1-256-535-2030

Erin Koshut Director, Cummings Research Park ekoshut@hsvchamber.org 1-256-535-2086

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