The aerospace industry is a growing manufacturing sector that's well represented in the region.
More than 60 local manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and service organizations provide products to the aerospace industry. These companies employ more than 1,500 workers with a total payroll of $77.4 million.
The region's leading industry segments are aircraft parts and auxiliary equipment manufacturers. Other segments include aircraft manufacturing and support activities for air transportation, including maintenance, repair and overhaul. With a diversified product and service base, area businesses are landing dozens of contracts each year.
Tapping into the well diversified supply and service chain of the greater Spokane region, and utilizing the major resource of Eastern Washington University's high tech and engineering programs, Cheney has the ability to support and grow new businesses in this growing industry.