With more than 25,000 employees, Tucson is eight times more concentrated in the aerospace industry as compared to other metropolitan areas in the country. Last year alone, the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base contributed an impact of $1.5 billion to the overall Tucson economy.
To embrace this massive industry, the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted its second aerospace and defense hiring event at Pima Community College on April 23.
This second hiring event ran in conjunction with the Metro Chamber’s “Southern Arizona Veterans Workforce Initiative,” announced September 2018. The Workforce Initiative is a veteran-hiring collaboration between the Metro Chamber and Futures Inc., a tech company that recently developed a military-to-civilian jobs pipeline for Southern Arizona.