In June, Georgia Power Community and Economic Development joined Governor Brian Kemp, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and a delegation of community and statewide partners at the 2023 Paris Air Show to promote Georgia as a top destination for the aerospace industry.
The week-long event is the largest air show and aerospace exhibition in the world, and is attended by major defense and aircraft manufacturers demonstrating military and civilian aircraft and aerospace technologies. In addition, the show often serves as a stage for major economic development announcements - one of this year's was Pratt & Whitney's announcement that they will expand their manufacturing facility in Columbus, Georgia.
Boasting existing company locations such as Delta Air Lines, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Lockheed Martin, the state contingent emphasized the skilled workforce, robust infrastructure, and affordable energy solutions that have made Georgia the “#1 State For Business” for nine years in a row.
Overall, the Paris Air Show served as another excellent opportunity for Georgia Power to showcase our state’s commitment to attracting jobs, investment, and opportunities for all Georgians; while supporting a thriving aerospace ecosystem that is key to Georgia’s economic future.