New study ranks Washington #1 for aerospace manufacturing

September 12, 2018|Director's Update

High scores for industry, infrastructure and economy pushed Washington to the top of the list in a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on aerospace manufacturing attractiveness internationally and among U.S. states. The paper notes in particular our 1,400+ aerospace companies and the highest concentration of aerospace jobs in America. Next closest competitor states are Texas and Georgia. South Carolina ranks #17.

The PwC study is the second major independent effort placing Washington state above all other competitors as the best place to design and build commercial aircraft. In June, the Teal Report came to the same conclusion in a study released by the Choose Washington New Middle-Market Airplane Council.

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