CDOD Attends NBAA Conference to Recruit New Aviation Businesses

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1 Nov 2016

Orlando, FL - November 2016 - The Carlsbad Department of Development (CDOD) recently attended the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference in Orlando, Florida. This conference boasted over 1,100 exhibitors and over 27,000 attendees, all from the aviation industry.

The CDOD applied for a Leads Grant from the New Mexico Economic Development Department with the purpose of obtaining funding in order to attend trade shows focused on aviation manufacturing. The CDOD aggressively targets industries for business recruitment based on strategic goals developed by its board of directors, which is comprised of local business and elected  leaders in Carlsbad and Eddy County. This aspect of industrial and economic growth strives to utilize local assets in efforts to attract synergistic business growth.

"One of the brightest tools we have that we are using for recruitment is that of Celtech in our industrial park," said John Waters, executive director of the CDOD. "Celtech is definitely a draw in terms of showcasing the opportunities here in Carlsbad."

Celtech, a subsidiary of ATEC out of Houston, has been in Carlsbad since 1989 and currently has 75,000 square feet of operating facilities, comprised of 12 buildings. The company was founded to engage in systems design, manufacture, and integration for domestic and foreign military customers. The 10 acre campus in Carlsbad accommodates the fabrication of jet engine fixed and mobile test stands, as well as electronic systems integration and repair, performed by a staff of over 30 qualified personnel.

"In recruiting aviation industry businesses at shows like the NBAA conference, using the resources Celtech can provide, along with the networking connections parent company ATEC offers, gives us a serious edge," said Waters.