Aviation &

Let your company take flight in JAX. With unique assets, including the region’s global accessibility and central location within the U.S. aviation corridor, companies like Boeing, Embraer and Northrop Grumman thrive here.

6,000+ Aviation Workers

NO Tax on Mfg. Equipment

85+ Daily Non-Stop Flights

If you’re looking for space to grow, Cecil Commerce Center, the largest aviation industrial park in the Southeast, offers more than 4,700 available acres, shovel-ready sites and multi-modal connections that put domestic and global markets within easy reach.

Cecil Airport is also well suited for a mixture of aviation/aeronautical uses including maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and provides unencumbered air space. The airport has four different runways, including a 12,500-foot main runway, the third largest commercial runway in Florida. We are also home to the only licensed horizontal launch commercial spaceport on the East Coast.

We know talent is an important part of your company’s success. We are one of the few locations in the country that boasts one of the largest military populations. With more than 3,000 highly trained personnel retiring from the military each year, our region has an abundant source of talent ready to work.

There are currently more than 6,000 people employed in the industry and nearly 100 aviation-related companies that operate here.

Aaron Bowman

SVP, Business Development


More than $300 Million

in Infrastructure Improvements at JAX Airport

3,000+ Retired Military Workers

Return to the Private Sector Each Year

New Construction Costs

are 15% Lower than the U.S. Average

“Kaman has seen exceptional growth in Jacksonville thanks in large part to the partnerships at the local and state level. Florida is ranked #1 for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness and we will continue to look for opportunities to grow our business in the region.”

Neal Keating

President and CEO - Kaman

Recent Success Stories

GRACE Aerospace

GRACE Aerospace announced today that the company is relocating its product manufacturing operations and expanding its current Jacksonville operations near Cecil Commerce Center.

Kaman Aircraft Corporation

Kaman, a global aerospace and industrial manufacturer and distributor, announced that it plans to add 200 jobs as an expansion of their operation.

Aveo Engineering

Aveo Engineering, a global manufacturer of LED lights for aerospace, marine and other industries with harsh environments, worked in coordination with JAXUSA for a home for its first U. S. manufacturing base location. With customers like Gulfstream, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin, Aveo’s U.S. market is on the rise.