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Arcturus Aerospace, an aerospace manufacturer located in California, announced Tuesday it will move its operations to Little Rock.
Founded in 1984, Arcturus Aerospace is an AS9100D-certified commercial aircraft parts manufacturer. The company said it will create six “high-paying jobs” in the initial phase, along with three management positions moving to the capital city.
“We are thrilled to relocate to Little Rock and join the momentum of the region’s growing aviation industry,” Mark Greenwell, owner of Arcturus Aerospace, said in a news release. “Little Rock and Arkansas provide our company a skilled workforce, logistical advantages and a competitive business climate.”
Greenwell has owned Arcturus Aerospace since 2015. He left Arkansas 33 years ago to begin his career in the U.S. Navy aviation service working with F-18’s and HH60 Sea Hawk helicopters.
Employment of aviation and aerospace jobs in the region is 33% above the national average. Aerospace is Arkansas top export, accounting for more than $1 billion in annual exports.