Partner Organizations

The four organizations that comprise the Tri-State aerospace alliance lead a team of supporting organizations that can assist directly in the overall marketing effort either with financial resources or support services.

Educational and technical training institutions offer crucial support and sustainment services and in all four regions are supportive of the region’s aerospace goals.

The Ashland Alliance

  • The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
    • State-wide marketing organization
    • Identified aerospace as a primary target industry
  • Morehead Space Science Center
    • Operates a micro-satellite design and assembly business

Huntington Area Development Council (HADCO)

  • Huntington Tri-State Regional Airport
    • Employs a marketing staff
    • Participates in recruitment activities
  • West Virginia Economic Development Office
    • State-wide economic development organization
    • Willing to partner with HADCO to recruit aerospace
  • City of Huntington, West Virginia
    • Member of the National Alliance for Aviation
      • Pro-aerospace lobbying organization promoting aviation development
    • Able to participate financially or assign staff to a marketing effort
  • Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

One East Kentucky

  • Three regional general aviation airports with 10-acres or more industrial sites and access to a taxiway:
    • Wendell Ford Airport
    • Big Sandy Airport
    • Pike County Airport
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Morehead Space Science Center

Southern Ohio Port Authority

  • Jobs Ohio
    • Well-funded, state-wide non-profit economic development corporation
    • Long and successful history of aerospace marketing and recruitment
    • Aerospace is one of the nine priority business sectors identified as target industries
  • Greater Portsmouth Airport
    • Well-funded operation
    • Multiple industrial sites with taxiway access
    • Airport Board is able to access additional community funding for infrastructure and marketing activities

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The Next Move Group