Aerospace & Defense

Industries
Aerospace & Defense
Impact

POWERING THE ECONOMY

Aerospace & defense companies thrive in Arizona, significantly impacting the state’s economy. From major industry leaders to the small mid-size suppliers they support, Arizona’s A&D companies fuel future growth.

$5.3 billion

total annual
wages

$12 billion

total gross
state product

$3.8 billion

total
exports

#2

aviation maintenance
economic activity

Aerospace parts and products were Arizona’s largest export commodity in 2019.

MILITARY IMPACT

Arizona’s military installations are an important part of Arizona’s economy, with billions of dollars from the Department of Defense infused into the economy every year. The state benefits from the military’s private company contracts, employment opportunities and supply chain support.

Military base annual economic impacts

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$9.87 Billion
total
economic
impact

$2.86 billion

Fort
Huachuca

$2.6 billion

Davis-Monthan
Air Force Base

$2.4 billion

Luke Air
Force Base

$1.12 billion

U.S. Army Yuma
Proving Ground

$877.6 million

Marine Corps
Air Station in Yuma

$8.7 million

Naval Observatory
Flagstaff

Defense funding

With its military installations, exceptional aerospace and engineering programs at public universities and optimal conditions for flying and testing, Arizona is globally competitive for defense funding.

$16.4 billion

in total
federal contracts


$12.2 billion

in Department
of Defense contracts


TOP 10

recipient of Department
of Defense spending

TOP 10

recipient of Department of Defense
contract spending


U.S. Treasury Department, fiscal year 2019