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

We’ve found a big need for the growing companies in Aerospace, Intelligence, Defense, and Space Exploration to grow, network and be supported by our amazing state. UADA is your source to solve the issues that matter most when growing your business in these industries.


What We Do

UADA specializes in establishing the World’s Premier Ecosystem for Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, and Space Exploration Companies in Utah


What You Can Do

Join the effort, network, partner, and grow your business to elevate Utah’s status as the world’s innovation leader.

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, the Utah System of Higher Education, and industry leaders, 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.

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. Our board members are already well connected.
  • 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. As a member, you’re the focus of our efforts and energy. If you grow, then so will we.

If your company is associated in Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence or Space Exploration, your partnership is critical to our mission, and your business (specifically) at UADA.

The Aerospace & Defense Ecosystem

From 50,000 FT viewpoint...

  • Approx. 50,000 companies, just in our state!
  • 200,000+ jobs and steadily growing
  • Strong higher education network, resources, and backing
  • Hill Air Force Base
  • Utah presently houses the world’s most diverse economy
  • The voiced desire of thousands of companies that are looking for a well supported and connected advocate to help them grow in this space…

We CONVENE, Promote & Advocate for Companies

We do so by working with state, municipal, political representatives, academic partnerships, industry leaders, and service/support providers. 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.

For More Information About Membership

Contact Us

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. 

Seriously, reach out. You’ll find that we’re easy to talk to and eager to help you!

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