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What’s Up in Indiana Aerospace

Friday, April 10, 2015


  • The Grissom Air Reserve Base, located in Miami County, detailed its economic impact on the surrounding economy. According to the 434th Air Refueling Wing, the base employs 2,300 workers. In 2014, the economic impact is estimated at $128 million, with $72 million in military and civilian payroll, $33 million in local purchases, and $24 million in indirect contributions (an estimated 493 jobs were created thanks to the base’s proximity).
  • Indianapolis International Airport (IND) has been named the best in North America by Airports Council International, marking the fourth time in five years it has won this recognition. The award, which IND also received in 2013, 2012 and 2010, is based on surveys from air travelers conducted at 300 airports nationwide.
  • Already in 2015, the Indianapolis International Airport has added nonstop service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina and Dallas Love Field in Texas.
  • Earlier this year, more than a dozen businesses and educational facilities participated in a “Day at the Statehouse” event to showcase the industry’s impact and ongoing activities across the state. According to Ryan Metzing, director of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council (part of Conexus Indiana) the purpose was to raise awareness in both the General Assembly and the public about the growth and gains of Indiana’s aerospace sector.


Grissom Airforce Base


Indianapolis International Airport