Aerospace

More than 285 aerospace firms call Virginia home, drawn here by a skilled workforce, strong economic growth, pro-business environment and excellent quality of life. Virginia's role in the aerospace industry dates back to 1917, when the nation’s first civil aeronautics laboratory was established in Hampton - it is now known as the NASA Langley Research Center.

In the past 10 years, 67 aerospace industry projects have been announced, creating over 3,810 new jobs and generating investments worth more than $1.4 billion. Discover what hundreds of companies already know: Aerospace takes flight in Virginia.

Virginia's Aerospace Industry

  • Employs over 28,000 workers in Virginia
  • Consists of 287 firms, with the aerospace technology (106 firms) and other aerospace (79 firms) sectors accounting for 64% of all aerospace firms
  • Virginia ranks 1st in the nation for U.S. Department of Defense Prime Contracts ($40.3 billion in FY 2015)

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Contact Info Virginia

Contact Name:
Antje Abshoff, Managing Director of Europe

Address:
State of Virginia, European Office
Pacellistr. 6-8
80333 Munich, Germany
Mobile: +49 172 423 7646
Email: aabshoff@vedp.org
www: www.vedp.org 

State Demographics Virginia

Region: Atlantic
Population: 8.47 m (2017) -> 8.41 m
Gross State Product: 494 billion (2016)
Exports: 16.52 b (2017)
Labor Force: 4.31 m (2017)
Unemployment Rate: 3.6 % (10/2017)
Per capita real GDP: $ 52,957 (2016)
Capital City: Richmond
Principal Cities: Arlington, Alexandria, Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach

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