Utah Aerospace & Defense Association

Building the World’s Premier Ecosystem for Aerospace & Defense Companies in Utah

Our Mission

We convene, promote, and advocate for companies competing in the aerospace & defense industry


Who We Are

UADA is here to Solve the key challenges affecting Utah’s economic ecosystem using Aerospace & Defense


What We Do

Establishing the World’s Premier Ecosystem for Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, and Space Companies in Utah


What You Can Do

Help us position Utah as the world’s premier ecosystem for aerospace & defense companies. Become a Member!

The Utah Aerospace & Defense Association (UADA) convenes, promotes, and advocates for companies competing in the aerospace & defense industry. We are building the world’s premier ecosystem for aerospace and defense companies in Utah.

Together with the Governor’s Office, World Trade Center Utah, the legislature, and other organizations, we work to promote and advocate for all aspects of business related aerospace and defense.

UADA was established to solve the challenges associated with innovation, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and supply chains for companies in the intelligence, space exploration, aerospace, and defense sectors of Utah’s economy.

Guided by a clear mission, UADA will convene industry leaders, collaborate with academic institutions, and position Utah as the world’s premier ecosystem for aerospace & defense companies.

Why Join UADA?

There are many reasons why your company should become a member of UADA. Here are just a few:

  • We are a powerful voice for the aerospace & defense industry in Utah.
  • We offer our members a variety of resources, networking potential, and educational opportunities.
  • We provide our members with access to key decision-makers at the local, state, and federal level.
  • We cut through the red tape separating your organization from valuable resources.
  • We are committed to helping our members succeed.

If your company is involved in aerospace and defense, cybersecurity and intelligence, we encourage you to become a member of UADA. We offer our members many benefits and we’re committed to helping you succeed.

We Promote, Convene, & Advocate for Companies

We do so by working with state and municipal representatives, academic partnerships, industry partnerships, and service partners. UADA is selective regarding the problems we seek to solve. 

UADA is driven by our commitment to help the aerospace and defense industry solve their most critical issues. We focus on workforce, innovation, entrepreneurship, and supply chains because these are the areas where our assistance can make the biggest impact.

If you are a business owner in one of these sectors, we encourage you to get involved with UADA so we can help you grow your business and overcome challenges together.

We focus on the sectors in Aerospace and Defense that face the most critical issues, including:

  • Workforce: The aerospace and defense industries are facing a workforce crisis. The talent pool is not keeping up with the demand for skilled labor, which puts a strain on innovation and progress in these sectors. UADA is committed to helping aerospace and defense (and related companies) attract and retain the best talent.
  • Innovation: In order to evolve and maintain a competitive edge, innovation and progress are vital. UADA helps companies in the aerospace and defense industries get more resources for innovation.
  • Entrepreneurship: There is a growing need for entrepreneurship in the aerospace and defense industries. This is due in part to the ever-changing landscape of these industries; as technology advances and new opportunities emerge, businesses must be agile in order to adapt and evolve. UADA works with companies in these industries to promote entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses.
  • Supply Chains: Supply chains in the aerospace and defense industries are complex and often global in scope. Disruptions in any part of the supply chain can have a ripple effect that impacts businesses across the sector. UADA helps companies navigate and negotiate within these supply chains so they can get the resources they need.

The Aerospace & Defense Ecosystem

From 50,000 FT

  • Approx. 40,000 companies
  • 35,000 jobs
  • Strong Higher Education Network
  • Airforce Base Installation
  • Diverse Economic Footprint

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Becoming a member is easy.  Let’s work together to establish the World’s Premier Ecosystem for Aerospace, Defense, intelligence, and Space Companies in Utah. 

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