Saturday, September 17, 2011

Florida joining Aerospace Alliance

SANDESTIN, Fla. – The inaugural Aerospace Alliance Summit drew about 140 participants to Sandestin Beach Resort over two days to discuss ways expand the industry in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. Florida officials said the entire state will be joining the Alliance formed more than two-years ago. Up to now, Florida was represented by Florida's Great Northwest, an economic development group. "Florida is proud to be a partner, a full partner," said Florida lieutenant governor Jennifer Carroll. The summit was attended by a variety of aerospace companies, economic development officials and business leaders from the four states. Organizers say plans are to hold another summit next year in one of the four states that are part of the group. (Source: MobilePress-Register, Northwest Florida Daily News, 09/16/11)