One of North Carolina's strengths is in its strong public and private universities.  These schools are engines of innovation in addition to training grounds for thousands of graduates entering the aerospace and advanced manufacturing careers each year.

​NC Aero has begun to inventory the programs of research supporting aerospace and advanced manufacturing at NC Universities. More than 50 centers in eight institutions are included in this initial publication.  Program areas range from materials science to 

Each of these schools or programs has indicated interest in linkages into aerospace manufacturers promoting innovation and competitiveness. Contact information is included for each program and school.

The North Carolina Aerospace Initiative is a project of the Piedmont Triad Partnership
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