Aviation & Aerospace
Breaking the Aerospace Career Barrier
Aerospace has been a prominent industry in Florida for years, with more than 500 employers and over 70,000 jobs in aviation throughout the state. In Sarasota-Manatee FL, aerospace, aviation and defense offers opportunities to work with emerging technologies that support government and commercial entities. Not only are three international airports within an hour’s drive, but Sarasota-Manatee is just south of Tampa, which is home to MacDill Air Force Base. The growing Bradenton Area has more than 300 aerospace, aviation and defense-related employers including Safran Electrical & Power, ITW GSE, Honeycomb Company of America, Unipak Aviation and Radiant Power Corp — a business that has expanded three times since 2010 and more than doubled its workforce, to name a few.