Friday, April 24, 2015

Florida No. 1 on aerospace list

Florida is ranked No. 1 when it comes to aerospace manufacturing attractiveness, according to the latest study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 2015 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings has the United States ranked No. 1 of 142 countries, and within the United States Florida tops the list. The analysis looks at how countries and states in the U.S. compare in terms of their attractiveness as locations for commercial aircraft manufacturing. Florida also topped the list in the previous ranking. The 2015 report ranked states on tax rates, industry size, operating cost and education. The study used a weighted average of variables such as costs, workforce and number of aerospace companies in each state. Florida is home to more than 2,000 aerospace and aviation companies that employ more than 82,000 with an annual payroll impact of more than $5 billion. Alabama was ranked No. 22, Mississippi No. 30 and Louisiana No. 36. (Source: GCAC, 04/24/15) Study