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Missouri Is Leading The Way In Aerospace Manufacturing

Every day companies across Missouri are building, maintaining and supporting the latest in military aviation, ordinance, equipment, and training and support systems that help defend our country. And this excellence in aerospace manufacturing was on display recently as Site Selection magazine named St. Louis, Missouri, among the “Top 10 Metros in the U.S. for Aerospace Manufacturing.”

Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. Today, that cutting edge innovation continues with 100 aerospace manufacturing companies across Missouri, including Boeing, leading the way in every aspect of military aviation.

Today, Missouri builds the F/A-18, EA-18 and F-15 fighter jets, along with a huge array of military ordinance. And at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Missouri, top talent are working on new and exciting ways to ensure the F/A-18 will be ready to meet the future challenges of aerial warfare.

And its not just military aircraft that are being made in Missouri. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security division recently completed the manufacture of the company’s first 777X wing edge at its plant in St. Louis, which opened last year, and is Boeing’s first commercial aircraft facility in Missouri.

For more on Missouri’s aerospace and defense manufacturing check out our industry page, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, for more information on Missouri.

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