Aerospace and defense is a powerful economic engine. We must keep the industry strong. As the U.S. economy enters uncertain times, America's aerospace industry remains a powerful, reliable engine of employment, innovation, and export income.
Aerospace contributed $97 billion in export sales to America's economy last year.
U.S. aerospace sales alone account for 1.5 percent of our country's gross domestic product, and every aerospace dollar yields an extra $1.50 to $3 in further economic activity.
Aerospace products and services are pillars of our nation's security and competitiveness.
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Aerospace and Defense: The Strength to Lift America