Oklahoma’s aerospace industry is soaring

OKLAHOMA CITY – Employment in Oklahoma’s aerospace and defense industries is rising, the Journal Record reports.

Long-term demand from government and commercial clients will grow over the next decade, said Acorn Growth Cos. CEO and Managing Partner Rick Nagel.

There were about 7,100 people working in aerospace products and parts manufacturing businesses in April, according to Oklahoma Employment Securities Commission data. That number stayed the same from the previous month, but rose by 300 workers from April 2015.

Air transportation, which includes airlines and charter planes, employed 5,800 people in April 2016, about 100 more than the previous month. However, 5,900 Oklahomans worked in air transportation in April 2015.

READ MORE of this story at The Journal Record by Sarah Terry-Cobo.

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