Tony Vernaci, President, AIAM,(Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan) joins MBN's Jeffrey Mosher on this segment of Michigan Business Beat.
The Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan would like to remind you about a very unique opportunity to participate in an upcoming aerospace expo. If you are interested in meeting new customers, suppliers and talent, this will be an event you and your staff will not want to miss.
Michigan’s aerospace industry is our state’s best kept secret. But that needs to change.
In a recent report by PwC, Michigan was ranked #2 in Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness. Although Michigan has been ranked #2 in two out of the last three years, it made a significant leap from its #8 ranking in the previous report. On top of manufacturing attractiveness, Michigan also ranked 2nd in labor productivity. According to PwC, Michigan’s high ratings are attributed to the “research and development in the aerospace industry supply chain.”
Michigan’s aerospace supply chain industry has greatly contributed to the growth and prosperity of relevant companies, both large and small. The aerospace industry faces a multitude of challenges on the supply chain front, but Michigan has been taking them head-on during its well-deserved rise to success.
Jeffrey Mosher caught up with MEDC's Tony Vernaci, Executive Director, AIAM Aerospace Industry Association of Michigan reviewing his role at the MEDC as VP Global Business Development had him supporting the awareness of Michigan’s aerospace industry.
Their efforts really started to pay off and interest grew when people started to realize the significant opportunities in the aerospace industry.
Howard Kass, VP for Regulatory Affairs of American Airlines was the featured speaker for the MBN's Aerospace + Business Luncheon June 21st. He reviewed big issues facing that industry and then answered an extended series of questions from the business audience about airline issues they are concerned about today.