Governor Sonny Perdue to Seek Opportunities for Georgia

DUBAI — Governor Sonny Perdue will lead a 37-member Georgia delegation to the Dubai Airshow to seek opportunities to grow Georgia’s aerospace sector, one of the state’s strategic industries. The governor will conduct business meetings with companies potentially interested in investing or expanding in Georgia, and will explore trade opportunities for 
Georgia businesses.

By (Staff Report)

Published: Sun 15 Nov 2009, 11:02 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:24 AM

“The Dubai Airshow is the largest aviation event in the world’s fastest-growing region, and a prime opportunity for Georgia to showcase the top-notch advantages that have helped global aerospace companies flourish here,” said Governor Perdue. “Our logistics and workforce supply chains for this sector are among the best in the world, and part of the reason we’ve targeted aerospace as a strategic growth industry for the state.”

The UAE has traditionally been one of the key export markets for aerospace companies based in Georgia. The State of Georgia has registered an exponential increase in its exports to the UAE, from $4.3 million in 2007 to $82 million in 2008. Nine small- and medium-sized aviation-related organisations are participating in the mission to seek export or other business growth opportunities. They include Aventure Aviation, Ecolink, Inc., JetaireAerospace & Technology, L&G Technology Services, National Museum of Commercial Aviation, Magnolia Plastics Inc., P.A.R.T.S. Inc. and PolyStone Creations Inc.

The Houston County Development Authority will represent Houston County, the home of Robins Air Force Base and numerous aircraft suppliers based there and in the surrounding region. Dignitaries accompanying the governor include Major General William T. Nesbitt, adjutant general of Georgia, and Ken Stewart, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. —

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