The four-state Aerospace Alliance was formed in 2009 to establish the U.S. Southeast region as a world-class aerospace and aviation corridor. Originally, the organization advocated across three states in an effort to secure the KC 45 tanker project but found a much larger purpose in working collaboratively across Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida to promote the region’s assets and to leverage opportunities to grow the sector.
Members of the VisionFirst staff have been instrumental in both the founding and support of the organization. Through the organization’s growth, VisionFirst has developed a deeper knowledge of the aviation and aerospace industry as well as its needs and drivers.
VisionFirst manages the Alliance and remains connected to the aerospace companies, educators and leaders who shape the sector. Each year, VisionFirst coordinates the Alliance’s board meetings, trainings, marketing and communications materials, the annual summit as well as top-tier events at the international air shows each year.