Penton´s Aviation Week Network is partnering with the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness and the industry cluster SC Aerospace to conduct the state´s first aerospace and defense manufacturing workforce study, the company said.
The study will be conducted in collaboration with North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida to develop the Southeast region´s first deep-dive report on the state of the aerospace and defense manufacturing industrial base.
Aviation Week approached the five states about participation after its 2015 national study found the highest percentage job growth for the industry in the Southeast region.
The South Carolina Aeronautics Commission, the South Carolina Technical College System and the University of South Carolina are funding the execution of the study in South Carolina. The findings will be released at the state´s Aerospace Industry Conference and Expo on August 24, 2016 in Columbia.
The SC Council on Competitiveness is a business-led, non-profit organization advancing the long-term economic competitiveness of our state, industries and citizens. SC Aerospace is a collaborative effort to advance and market South Carolina´s aerospace industry cluster on the global stage.
Penton´s Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries that has a database of 1.2 million professionals around the world.