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Despite the struggling economy and the challenges that have plagued the commercial aviation market, the U.S. Aerospace and Aviation industries have experienced growth and an increase in profits and sales from 2005 to 2009.
There is a window of opportunity for the State of Ohio to emerge as a global industry leader. In order to capitalize on this opportunity, the State must address critical gaps in workforce and economic development. The talent development pipeline must focus not only on meeting the current business demand, but also on anticipating future national demand. This forward reaching strategy would position the state to receive aircraft production lines as the industry strains to meet commercial and defense demands, yet in the context of increasing foreign competition, the road ahead will not be unopposed.
Economics | Public Economics | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Wright State University Center for Urban and Public Affairs (2011). Ohio's Aerospace & Aviation Industries. .