Presentations to ASA


National Aerospace FDI Exposition

October 26-28, 2015

Charlie Huettner, UT LG Spencer Cox, AL LG Kay Ivey, WI LG Rebecca Kleefisch, NV LG Mark Hutchison

Background: During the April 2014 Aerospace States Association ( annual meeting held at the Space Foundation in Colorado Springs, CO a request by the Department of Commerce asking ASA to host a national aerospace Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) event as part of the department’s Select USA ( initiative was presented. The then Chair of ASA Alaska Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell and Chandra Brown, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing , International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce signed a formal agreement to co-sponsor the National Aerospace Foreign Direct Investment Exposition ( The Expo was the first industry specific event of its kind. The basic concept is:

Why: Foreign Direct Investment is a way to expand aviation and space related manufacturing and operations in a state or region resulting in economic growth, high paying jobs, increased tax revenue, and workforce education/training opportunities, as well as creating new ideas and increasing knowledge.

How: ASA collaborated with the Department of Commerce (DoC) to establish an aviation and aerospace FDI Exposition. DoC supported the Expo through American embassies around the world and on-line to identify and invite investors from foreign industry, investment firms, and banks. Interested investors were identified in advance of the Expo so that matches could be made with state investment needs and desires. ASA identified the state of California to be the host state for the Expo,  hired a professional event management firm, and provided each state and its municipalities and companies the opportunity to connect with foreign investors.

What / Who: The Expo was designed to “facilitate business.” This FDI event was not a conference, but a business event akin to a trade show. The Expo showcased states’ prowess in aviation and aerospace as well as their opportunities for investors. Primary attendees were States (and their economic development organizations), firms seeking foreign investment, and foreign investors. Other attendees include service providers (consultants, legal firms, logistics services, etc.).

When / Where: The Expo was held October 26-28 of 2015 at the iconic Hyatt Century City Hotel in Los Angeles CA.

Here are the presentations that were shown during the Expo.

Exposition Program, Sponsors, & Speakers

Program Book-2



ASA 2015 Annual Meeting

2015 ASA Annual Meeting Agenda (April 17, 2015) – Charlie Huettner

Lt. Gov Mark Hutchison

MDEDC Aerospace Day at the Capitol

2015 ASA Chapter Report – Charlie Huettner

Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration – Chandra Brown

Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration – Fred Elliott

ASA Nevada Chapter Report – Reza Karamooz

AUVSI, Overview of the Unmanned Systems Industry – Brian Wynne

“State of Aerospace” in Hawaii, Briefing to Aerospace States Association – Rob Kelso


2014 ASA Annual Meeting Agenda (May 22, 2014)

ASA Chapter Report

CAAL (Center for Aviation and Aerospace Leadership) – Foreign Direct Investments in the U.S. and the U.S. Aerospace Manufacturing Industry

AUVSI – Unmanned Aircraft Systems

NextGEN – NextGen Progress Report

FAA – What’s New in Commercial Space Transportation?

Hawai‘i State Office of Aerospace Development – The Next Giant Leap: Leveraging Lunar Assets for Sustainable Pathways to Space

US Air Force: Air-Space-Cyberspace

U.S. Air Force Academy
Inspiring Officers of Character for Air, Space, & Cyberspace

NORAD and USNORTHCOM – We Have the Watch


Meeting Minutes – April 12, 2013 Business Meeting
Aerospace States Association

Unmanned Systems Roadmap To The Future
Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)

Innovation Initiative – ASA Policy Committee

“Off the Dole” and “Out of the Box”
Colorado’s New Space Strategy and Takeaways for Other States

ASA 2013 Annual Meeting
The Space Report 2013 and Pioneering: Sustaining US Leadership in Space

ASA Survey Summary

Manufacturing Innovation – A National Defense Imperative

The Global Innovation Imperative – The Challenge of Sustaining U.S. Leadership

ASA Brief


ASA Space Panel Presentation 2012

Craig E. Campbell, Alaska Aerospace Corporation

International Lunar Research Park (ILRP) Brief – March 20, 2012

Jim Crisafulli, Director of Hawai‘i State Office of Aerospace Development

Future of U.S. Space Launch: Industry Trends and Key Factors

Joe Fuller, Futron


Aerospace Issues: 2011

Mark J. Lewis, President
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), US Department of Commerce

Dr. Howard Harary
Deputy Director for Manufacturing
NIST Engineering Laboratory

Aerospace States Association Annual Meeting 22 March 2011 – Manufacturing Committee Report

Robert E. Mansfield, Jr., Brig Gen, USAF (RET)
Aerospace Executive in Residence
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Committee Chair

Presentation on STEP-NC to the Aerospace States Association

Dr. Martin Hardwick
President STEP Tools, Inc.
Professor of Computer Science, RPI &
Ray Patterson Capital Consulting Group

Aerospace States and National Policy: Alaska Issues in National Context

Mead Treadwell, Lt. Governor of Alaska
Aerospace States Association

Aerospace in Hawai‘i – Pioneering the Future in Paradise

Jim Crisafulli, Director
Office of Aerospace Development – State of Hawai‘i
Click here to download a PDF of this presentation (3.4 MB)
Click here to download a PDF of the ASA Business Meeting Agenda –
March 22, 2011 (102 KB)

OAI – Ohio Aerospace Institute; Accelerating Innovation

Micheal L. Heil, Ph.D., P.E.
President and CEO
Ohio Aerospace Institute

NextGen – The States Want to Help

Charles Huettner, Executive Director
Aerospace States Association


NASAO (National Association of State Aviation Officials)


Connecticut Innovations

Deb Santy, Connecticut SBI Office
Click here to download a PDF Presentation of ‘Connecticut’s Aerospace Activity’

Port Authority of NY &NJ

William DeCota, Director of Aviation PANYNJ

Ohio – The Aerospace State

Michael L. Heil, Ph.D., P.E., President & CEO
Ohio Aerospace Institute

Space Systems Loral an Overview –