VALDOSTA, GA – Southern Business & Development Magazine’s 12th Annual Top Ten 10s Edition named Valdosta, Georgia as a Top Ten Supplier Location in the Southern Aerospace Corridor that can serve both Airbus and Boeing. Located on Interstate 75, and a short distance from Interstate 10, Valdosta is strategically positioned for major aircraft suppliers in the South with direct access to Embraer in Jacksonville, Fla, Airbus facility in Mobile, Ala, Gulfstream in Savannah, Ga., and Boeing in Charleston S.C.
Moody Air Force Base provides Valdosta with a deep pool of military and defense talent. Much of this knowledge and experience has direct application in the aviation/aerospace industry. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, located on the base, provides excellent training in programs ranging from aeronautical science to supply chain management. Valdosta has a diverse portfolio of product available from business parks to sites located at Valdosta Regional Airport with access to the third longest runway (8,003’) in the state.
With two leading aircraft manufacturers landing in the South in the past five years, the region is becoming the nation’s hub for aviation and aerospace companies. Valdosta’s location offers legitimate opportunities to service both Airbus and Boeing because of its proximity, accessibility and infrastructure advantages.
Ten Supplier Locations in the Southern Aerospace Corridor that can serve both Airbus and Boeing
- Valdosta, Georgia
- Panama City/Bay County, Florida
- Savannah, Georgia
- Florida’s Space Coast
- Tallahassee, Florida
- Albany, Georgia
- Liberty County, Georgia
- Daytona Beach, Florida
- St. Augustine, Florida
- Jacksonville, Florida
Source: Valdosta CEO