The aviation industry is huge and growing. Commercial aviation markets are in the trillions of dollars with money being invested in infrastructure, maintenance and airframe component repair. Separately, the General Aviation market includes over 320,000 general aviation aircraft world wide ranging from two-seat training airplanes to intercontinental business jets. Of those 221,000 are based in the US. General Aviation contributes more than $150 billion to the US economy annually and employs more than 1,265,000 people.
Battle Creek Unlimited is focused on capitalizing on the growth in the aviation industry by helping to develop businesses and using our unique local capabilities. The Smartzone becomes a center of excellence for Aviation business growth and creates thoughtful business acceleration by working with the College of Aviation, WMU researchers and commercialization experience with companies like Duncan Aviation.