The aerospace and defense industry is the second-largest and fastest growing industry in Oklahoma. With over 206,000 jobs and a total of $44B in annual statewide economic activity, it is easy to see why the industry continues to gain both local and national recognition. Almost 90% of the 1,100+ companies that comprise the state’s aerospace industry are in the business of maintaining, repairing, and overhauling (MRO) aircraft. Oklahoma has one of the highest concentrations of skilled aviation workers and aircraft repair facilities in the world and is recognized as 1 of the 7 centers in the world for the MRO of aircraft. Oklahoma has a storied history of being at the forefront of innovations in the aerospace industry, and the momentum the state is experiencing today will surely continue to propel this amazing industry forward for future generations.