Alabama Aerospace Industry Association 

Promoting the Growth of Aerospace in Alabama



Aeronautics / Automotive Supplier Diversity Conference July 12

 Attend dynamic sessions and roundtable discussions, meet vendors at the

expo, make contact during speed dating sessions, and learn about  procurement opportunities for minority/women-owned and operated manufacturers and suppliers throughout Alabama and beyond.

The inaugural Supplier Diversity Conference, presented by the Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association and J.F. Drake State Community & Technical College, will bring together top automotive and aerospace industry experts to discuss the current status of their respective industries and define procurement opportunities for Alabama's diverse supplier base.

Speakers include:

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For more information and to register for the 2018 conference, visit the website by clicking here


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Birmingham, Alabama - iMerge 2018, the annual innovation celebration hosted by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is set for July 12 in Birmingham, Alabama.  The keynote speaker, Henrique Dubugras, is a startup wunderkind. At only 16, Henrique grew to $1.5 billion in transactions. Now, all of 22, Henrique has co-founded Brex, another financial technology business, which is a first-of-its-kind credit card for startups that has been highlighted by The New York Times, Bloomberg, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and more!

The event also will feature the $1 Billion Reasons to Believe in Alabama Panel with the founders of Shipt, TheraNest and Hospicelink - all of which are Alabama businesses that have had major exits in the past six months, bringing national attention to the state.

Critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and one of Nashville’s leading entrepreneurs, Holly Williams, will be a special guest as well. Not only is she the granddaughter of Hank Williams, Jr., she runs multiple businesses and was recently ranked on Country Living Magazine's list for Top 100 Most Creative People.

the Alabama Innovation Awards and EDPA’s unique Alabama Launchpad Startup Pitch Competition, where six startups will compete for a total of $150k in startup funding.

The night will be highlighted by special musical guest and Alabama's own, The Brummies, comprised of John Davidson, Jacob Bryant and Trevor Davis, who will also headline later in the week at Sloss Fest.

Don’t miss this year's imerge event at EDPA’s Birmingham campus, 1320 1st Avenue South, near Railroad Park and Regions Field. It's the biggest statewide innovation celebration yet!

Get more info and register to attend

 Alabama Aerospace Video  


Wright Flyer

Four Trends Lifting  Alabama Aerospace Industry 

Made in Alabama - Alabama Department of Commerce Link



Alabama Transportation Infrastructure News

Alabama leaders are focusing on how to best maintain and improve the transportation infrastructure in our state.  Roads and bridges not only bring aerospace employees from home to work, they enable our products to move through the supply chain.  To find current news and developments on this important topic, click here to visit the Alliance for Alabama's Infrastructure website.  




Business Alabama

Click to Read More Alabama Aerospace Features in Business Alabama Magazine 



Date& Activities

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Sep 6 - Foreign Military Sales Industry Day - Huntsville - NAITA Event

Nov 1 - Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit - Huntsville Vance - NAITA Event



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