Arizona Industry Strengths
Aerospace, Homeland Security and Defense

  • Arizona is one of the largest aerospace markets and one of the nation’s fastest growing aerospace centers in the United States.
  • Ranked as one of the top five winners of Department of Defense contracts, Arizona is also regularly among the top 10 states in aerospace exports, and Business Facilities magazine has named Tucson No. 6 on its list of the top 10 metro areas for aerospace/defense manufacturing.
  • Arizona offers two targeted incentives of great value to aerospace and defense companies: the Military Reuse Zone program and a unique Foreign Trade Zone program with Property Tax reclassification benefits.
  • Raytheon, Bombardier, B/E Aerospace, Honeywell, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman are just a few of the major industry players who operate in Arizona.
  • Arizona’s climate and weather allows year-round testing of systems and equipment at multiple locations throughout the Sun Corridor.
  • The Yuma Proving Ground and Marine Corps Air Station offer a multipurpose test environment for aerospace and defense companies, with thousands of square miles of controlled airspace for a wide variety of testing conditions and requirements.

Major Companies
Raytheon Missile Systems

Lockheed Martin

Honeywell Aerospace

General Dynamics


Bombardier Aerospace

Northrop Grumman

B/E Aerospace



What can Arizona offer you?
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