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Immersive training simulators. Unmanned underwater vehicles. Deep-space exploration capsules. With a product range as expansive as some industries, Lockheed Martin has a commanding presence in nearly every defense market niche. When your portfolio is that diverse, it's almost impossible to fnd one location to support every facet of your business. But as Lockheed Martin has proven, it's achievable in Florida. The military superstate has emerged as an undisputed strategic gem for the company, providing the necessary resources for all fve of Lockheed Martin's key business areas to fourish. To develop and implement tomorrow's defense technology, Lockheed Martin needed a potent blend of workforce talent and industry expertise. Home to 20 major military installations and virtually every leading aerospace and defense contractor in the nation, Florida had high concentrations of both. Throughout the state, large numbers of former military and NASA personnel furnish Lockheed Martin with a sophisticated workforce that already has the requisite security clearance, while an existing network of high- quality defense suppliers has resulted in benefcial contracts with 1,600 other companies throughout the state. Specialized industry assets including two spaceports and one of the world's largest simulation and training clusters add to Lockheed Martin's competitive edge. • #1 for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness • #2 for space and defense systems manufacturing • 2 spaceports • 19 commercial airports • 3 unifed combatant commands • 20 major military installations From Superhero Tech to Space Exploration Lockheed Martin is doing it all from Florida FLORIDA BUSINESS ADVANTAGES A D V E R T I S E M E N T Read more about Lockheed Martin's Florida success at Photo courtesy Lockheed Martin "Our Florida- based suppliers have a long record of work in the space and defense industries and know what it takes to meet the exacting quality standards we require." Frank St. John VP, Lockheed Martin Contact Enterprise Florida, the state's principal economic development organization, by calling 877-YES-FLORIDA.

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