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  • 1998 National Compensation Survey, BLS
  • 2004 BLS data
  • 3rdQ 2004 ACCRA Index
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    • 1. Your Defense Partners in Pennsylvania (USA) 12 June 2009 Versailles, France
    • 2. The Western Pennsylvania Story
      • Introduction
      • Defense Industry Highlights
      • Who Are We?
      • Defense Cluster Examples
      • Business Amenities
      • Success Stories
    • 3. Introduction
    • 4. A Simple Fact
      • Western Pennsylvania (USA) is One of the World’s Best Locations for U.S. and International Defense Industry Investment.
    • 5. Emphasis Points
      • Proximity and access to major U.S. defense markets
      • Good business amenities including a skilled, cost-effective workforce
      • Defense cluster manufacturing, research, and technology synergies
      • Local business assistance that maximizes Pennsylvania and U.S. Federal assistance
      • First-rate facility sites
    • 6. Defense Industry Highlights
    • 7. Forbes Magazine
    • 8.
      • Over 700 organizations registered to do contracting with the U.S. government
      • Several prime contractor facilities
      • Over $5 billion in contract awards over the past decade
      • Example weapons systems: AMRAM, B52, Bombardier Amphibious Water Bomber, Crows II, F35/JSF, Navy Aircrew Ejection Seats
      • Procurement assistance to small companies and supply chain assistance to large primes
      Fast Facts
    • 9. Outsider Reviews
      • Australian Defence Business Review
      • Australian Defence Magazine
      • VAYU (India)
    • 10. Who Are We?
    • 11. On the Map 160 km 320 km Johnstown, PA New York City Washington, DC Pittsburgh, PA Richmond, VA State College, PA Philadelphia Within 800 km of 50% of US population and 60% of Canadian population
    • 12. We Are a Delegation from a Six-County Region in Western Pennsylvania: The “Laurel Highlands” Armstrong Indiana Cambria Somerset Westmoreland Fayette
    • 13. Larger Cities The “Laurel Highlands” Johnstown Indiana Greensburg Somerset Kittanning Uniontown
    • 14. A Snapshot
      • 880,000 population
      • Large 3 rd generation European immigrant component
      • Legacy “rust belt” economy – coal and steel – being replaced with diversified high-tech manufacturing
    • 15. Defense Cluster Examples
    • 16. Spark Technologies Lockheed Martin Global Supply Chain Services Global SFC Valve Sabeus Federal Systems Lockheed Martin Aeroparts Dynacom Industries RNDT L. Robert Kimball DRS Finmeccanica Quintech Kuchera Defense Concurrent Technologies Precision Defense Systems Kongsberg Defense Clark Metals Penn State Tool & Die Kennametal Booz Allen Hamilton Penn State Electro-Optics Center KDH Defense Systems BAE Systems Northrop Grumman JWF Defense Systems Augustine Die & Mold MTS Technologies Jet Aerospace Argon ST MountainTop Technologies H & W Global Alkab Martin-Baker America Hamill Manufacturing Accipiter Systems
    • 17. Business Amenities
    • 18. Workforce
      • 445,000 strong
      • Dedication to quality and performance
      • Low turnover and absenteeism
      • Multi-skilled talent with ample training program availability
      • Labor surplus area
      • Cost-effective labor rates
    • 19. Relative Pay All Administrative Sales Management Professional (U.S.) Johnstown MSA LA – Long Beach PMSA Washington, DC PMSA
    • 20. Annual Wage by Position GM Secretary Database Administrator Programmer IS Manager Johnstown MSA LA – Long Beach PMSA Washington, DC PMSA
    • 21. Cost of Living Index Composite Healthcare Utilities Housing (U.S.) Grocery Items Johnstown MSA LA – Long Beach PMSA Washington, DC PMSA
    • 22. Financial “Quality of Life”
      • Los Angeles Income vs. COL Ratio
      • = 107 / 155.8 = 0.69
      • Washington Income vs. COL Ratio
      • = 107 / 140.0 = 0.76
      • Johnstown Income vs. COL Ratio
      • = 89 / 91.6 = 0.97
      • Johnstown workers can be paid considerably less than their respective counterparts, yet still enjoy a significantly higher financial quality of life (40% higher than LA, 28% higher than DC)
    • 23. Post-Secondary Education
      • Carnegie Mellon
      • Hershey Medical Center
      • IUP
      • Mount Aloysius College
      • Penn State
      • Penn State - Altoona
      • Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
      • Pitt
      • Pitt-Greensburg
      • Pitt-Johnstown
      • Saint Francis University
      • Saint Vincent College
      1 80 km 160 km 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    • 24. Prime Site Location Examples
      • Fayette Business Park
      • Ford City Heritage Park
      • HighPointe at Indian Springs
      • Indiana County Commerce Park
      • Indiana County Corporate Campus
      • Interchange Center
      • Johnstown Business Park
      • Manor Township Business Park
      • Northepoint
      • Parks Bend
      • University Tech Park
      • Westmoreland Air Park
      • Westmoreland Business & Research Park
      • Westmoreland Tech Park
    • 25. Business Support Services
      • Proactive, broad-spectrum services
        • Procurement support, site location, debt and equity financing access, business development consulting, workforce development, government contracting, supply chain and customer procurement, grant proposal development, technology transfer, and more
      • Strong interaction with
        • Congressman John P. Murtha (PA 12 th )
        • State and local elected officials
        • Pennsylvania government agencies
        • Regional economic development groups
    • 26. Success Stories
    • 27. Europe In Western Pennsylvania
      • Martin-Baker
          • Johnstown ceremonies open new U.S. Martin-Baker plant
          • Ejection Seat Manufacturer Martin-Baker Wins $200 Million Order to Retrofit Air Force T-38 Advanced
      • Höganäs
      • Kongsberg
          • Defense deal boosts Kongsberg Defense
          • Defense contractor leases Richland site
      • Finmeccanica
          • Finmeccanica Signs Major American Deals
          • DRS signs merger agreement with Italian defense contractor
      • Gamesa
    • 28. A Simple Fact:
      • Western Pennsylvania (USA) is One of the World’s Best Locations for U.S. and International Defense Industry Investment.
    • 29. An Invitation to You 2/3/4 June 2010 19/20/21 August 2009 A Message from Congressman John P. Murtha
    • 30. Contact Information
      • Ron Moreau, Program Manager Indiana University of Pennsylvania Government Contract Assistance Program Robert Shaw Building, Room 5 650 South 13th Street Indiana, PA 15705-1087 Phone: 724/357-7824 Fax: 724/357-3082 Email: [email_address] URL: www.eberly.iup.edu/gcap
      • Bob Shark, VP of Procurement and Technology Johnstown Area Regional Industries 245 Market Street, Suite 200 Johnstown, PA 15901 Phone: 814/535-8675 Fax: 814/535-8677 Email: [email_address] URL: www.jari.com