Aerospace

AirbusCitronelle is located 35 miles from the new Airbus Final Assembly Line in Mobile, Alabama. The facility is assembling the Airbus A320. Airbus will assemble more than 50 planes per year, employ 1,000 people, and invest more than $600 million in Mobile, their only USA assembly plant!

 

Governor Bentley with the Airbus CEO Celebrating the Opening of the Airbus Final Assembly LineGovernor Bentley with the Airbus CEO Celebrating the Opening of the Airbus Final Assembly Line

Additionally, the following aerospace industries call Mobile home:

  • SAFRAN
  • Continental Motors
  • VT MAE


Incentives

The City of Citronelle is willing to rebate a significant portion of local sales and property taxes generated off a project. The City of Citronelle is also willing to sell property to businesses for low prices.

  • Built In Advantages
    • Retail hub—over $12 million retail dollars per year spent by non-Citronelle citizens
    • 2-county area population: over 430,000 people
    • Close proximity to Airbus’ only USA-based assembly plant
    • Close proximity to one of the largest steel mills in the USA
    • Award-winning local schools
    • Alabama features the lowest property taxes in the USA

* Disclaimer: Incentives negotiations are subject to due diligence based on a project by project basis.


Available Properties


Skilled Labor

The following skilled labor in our 2-county labor shed is pertinent to the aerospace industry:

  • 4,992 Truck Drivers
  • 3,978 Freight, Stock, and Material Movers
  • 2,011 Welders
  • 1,264 Layout Workers, Metal and Plastic
  • 913 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • 648 Machinists
  • 443 Computer Programmers
  • 420 Industrial Engineers
  • 410 Packers and Packagers
  • 389 Software Developers
  • 334 Industrial Production Managers
  • 315 Mechanical Engineers
  • 313 Team Assemblers
  • 311 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • 292 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Operators
  • 244 Electrical Engineers
  • 156 Extruding and Drawing Machine Operators
  • 126 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
  • 121 Logisticians
  • 121 Sheet Metal Workers
  • 118 Rolling Machine Operators
  • 117 Plating and Coating Machine Operators
  • 116 Fiberglass Laminators and Fabricators
  • 58 Aircraft Structure, Surfaces, Rigging, and Systems Assemblers
  • 54 Avionics Technicians
  • 48 Aerospace Engineers

Source of Business and Labor Numbers: The University of Southern Mississippi’s Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development & Entrepreneurship