Saturday, September 07, 2013

Local consortium plans to woo global manufacturer, jobs

A new coalition is starting marketing efforts to attract European-based aerospace supplier companies to Northwest Florida.

Economic development leaders in Bay, Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, and Walton counties have formed the Gulf Coast Aerospace Coalition partially in response to the Airbus manufacturing plant under construction in Mobile, Ala.

The facility is scheduled to start assembling aircraft in 2015, according to Airbus.

The regional coalition hopes to bring in businesses that supply Airbus and other aviation companies with the materials to build their aircrafts. More here.

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