GA #1 in Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness

Sep 29, 2017


Georgia was ranked #1 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness. This PwC ranking looks at cost, labor, infrastructure, industry, economy and tax policy. This boost in ranking comes as WTCSav partner Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates 50 years in Savannah, Georgia.

Aerospace manufacturing has been a key industry in Savannah since Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation planted roots here in 1967. Today Gulfstream is the industry leader, producing the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Georgia is home to over 500 aerospace companies, producing more than $8.44 billion in global aerospace exports annually.

As the largest aerospace manufacturer in the Southeast, Gulfstream employs nearly 10,000 workers locally, but they aren’t the only ones calling Savannah home. More than 30 aerospace-related companies are located in Savannah, making the area a true aerospace supplier cluster. Savannah has 10 times the national average of aerospace engineers. Headquartered in Savannah, the aerospace giant has facilities in London, Brazil and Beijing.

Gulfstream started in 1967 with 100 employees, and by 1983 that number had increased to 1,000. Today the company employs 15,000 people globally. A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics Inc., Gulfstream designs, builds and services a line of luxury business jets - all of which are built at its Savannah headquarters.

For additional information, please contact LeAndrea Mikell, Programs and Marketing Coordinator at WTCSav,