The contribution that the aerospace industry makes to U.S. national security, civil and space infrastructure and the economy is out of this world.
That’s the word from experts who say the U.S. industry accounts for $216.5 billion in revenue. A positive trade balance of $53.3 billion is the highest of any U.S. manufacturing sector.
The aerospace and defense industry has the best technology in the world, which keeps our nation and men and women in uniform safe during these unsettling times.
Plus, more than 800,000 aerospace and defense employees support more than 2 million middleclass jobs in all 50 states.
These are just some of the reasons why a week of special events is planned in Washington, D.C. and across the country during National Aerospace Week from September 11 to 17, 2011.
The week will call attention to the contributions the industry makes to this country while encouraging elected officials to pursue policies that will keep it healthy.
For more information, visit http://www.NationalAerospaceWeek.org. You can write your elected official by going to the Take Action tab.