Boeing workers repair a battle-damaged AH-64 Apache at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in Mesa.
Arizona Commerce Authority launches aerospace database
The Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Zanjeros aerospace and defense industry sub-committee launched a comprehensive database designed to connect aerospace and defense companies with Arizona-based suppliers.
The database will serve as a go-to resource for Arizona’s aerospace and defense companies and the state’s growing supply chain. It contains detailed profiles of more than 1,250 companies with a presence in Arizona, and allows users to search by industry, size, certifications and products and services offered. The project was made possible through financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense.
If you’re wondering about a specific firm, you can search the firm and find out when they were founded, how large the company is and what they do.
Users can even search broad terms like “defense” and find a series of companies that work within that space in the aerospace industry.
The database was developed through interviews, web surveys and focus groups in consultation with aerospace and defense companies across the state. It is part of the ACA’s and Zanjeros’ ongoing efforts to promote the state and to help grow Arizona’s economy.
“This database is not only important for Arizona-based suppliers, but also for aerospace and defense companies that do business on a global scale,” said Tim Mahoney, President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace and co-chair of the Zanjeros aerospace and defense sub-committee. “Using this database, companies like ours have the potential to find suppliers right here in Arizona, as opposed to looking out of state or overseas.”
Industry experts are excited about the new database, as it can help the industry find growth opportunities and expand global reach.
Arizona’s aerospace and defense industry is among the largest in the United States, contributing billions of dollars to the state economy and employing more than 52,000 workers. Aerospace and defense has a rich tradition in Arizona that includes some of the industry’s most recognizable companies.
“Arizona’s supply chain companies in the aerospace and defense manufacturing sector play a key role in contributing to the state’s ranking among the top in the nation for employment, and last year in exporting $3.6 billion in products and parts,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Localizing this supply chain is good for companies – and it’s good for the Arizona economy.”
The database is accessible at: www.azcommerce.com/industries/aerospace-defense/supply-chain-database