Utah Aerospace

Departments - Gaining Altitude

Materials, information technology contribute to the Beehive State’s aerospace acumen.

September 26, 2019


944 establishments

31,390 employees

$78,540 avg. industry wage
4th in the nation for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness (PwC)
5th in the nation for most concentrated tech workforce
8th in the nation for Total Tax Climate (Tax Foundation)
30.7 years median age (youngest state in the nation)
14,300 employed in advanced composites industry
Aircraft component manufacturing, assembly
Utah Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Aerospace & Space Dynamics Lab, Utah State University
Utah Center for Applied Innovation & Design (UCAID), Weber State University
Advanced materials
Utah Advanced Materials & Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI)
Utah Composites Laboratory
Advanced Composites Working Group (ACWG)
Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE), Utah Chapter
Unmanned systems
Mountain West Unmanned Systems Alliance
Utah Test & Training Range (UTTR)
Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS)
AVUSI Mountain West Chapter
Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability (MUSIC)
Major universities, colleges
• Utah State University
• Weber State University
• University of Utah
• Westminster College
• Salt Lake Community College
• Utah Valley University
• Brigham Young University
• Snow College
• Southern Utah University
• Dixie State University
Technical colleges
• Bridgerland Tech
• Ogden-Weber Tech
• Davis Tech
• Tooele Tech
• Mountainland Tech
• Uintah Basin Tech
• Southwest Tech
• Dixie Tech
Utah Aerospace Pathways 
Tech Pathways internship program 
Women Tech Council SheTech program
• Hill Air Force Base (home to the F-35 Lightning II)
• Ogden Air Logistics Complex
• Dugway Proving Ground

Sources: https://business.utah.gov; https://edcutah.org