GWIB Aerospace &
Defense Sector Council
Strategic Plan 2013
Nevada’s test ranges host specialized testing and training activities
for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms, which will play a key role
in the development of a new generation of military vehicles. Nevada’s
commercial aerospace industry, represented with companies like Boeing
and Bigelow Aerospace, is dedicated to provide affordable options for
spaceflights to national space agencies and corporate clients,
revolutionizing space commerce.
Desert Research Institute, a publicly funded research center within the
Nevada System of Higher Education, is a global innovator in the
development and use of technology for this industry.
support growth and future development of the A&D industry, Nevada has to
produce an educated and skilled workforce. STEM education as a part of the high school curriculum
will benefit students in their preparation for college in engineering
fields. Universities and community colleges are offering undergraduate
and advanced degrees in Professional Aeronautics, Space Education,
Systems Engineering, etc.
(To see the most current job openings in the
industry visit Aviation Weekly Career Center at
mission of the
GWIB Aerospace & Defense Sector Council
be to identify workforce needs and develop needed initiatives to educate
its workforce in support of the economic development goals of the state.