Aerospace has been a key industry for Alabama since 1910 when the Wright Brothers established the first civilian flying school in Montgomery. The state is now home to more than 400 aerospace companies, providing space/defense services, maintenance/repair, manufacturing, software development, and other related services.

The Benefits Alabama offers Aerospace Companies

The following are just a few advantages Alabama has to offer:

  • Close Proximity to Other Major Aerospace Companies
    Almost every county serviced by PowerSouth either has aerospace companies already located within the county or is in close proximity to major companies in surrounding counties.
  • Aviation-Specific Training
    Many of the state's two-year and four-year colleges and universities offer courses specific to aviation, aerospace, and related industries.

Major Aerospace Regions

The following PowerSouth counties have more than 100 aerospace jobs in the private sector*:

  • Calhoun
  • Talladega
  • Montgomery
  • Dallas
  • Dale
  • Pike
  • Coffee
  • Houston
  • Baldwin

*Source: Alabama Aerospace Employment by Industry Sectors published by Alabama Development Office

In addition to these counties, there are several other PowerSouth counties that have aerospace and related industries. Those counties include:

  • Covington
  • Lee
  • Escambia
  • Etowah
  • Shelby
  • Elmore
  • Washington
  • Lowndes