Arcturus Aerospace, an aerospace manufacturer located in California, will relocate its operations to Little Rock, Arkansas.
According to the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce, Arcturus Aerospace is an AS9100D certified operation that provides both quality and on-time delivery of CNC machined parts to aircraft manufacturers. As part of the relocation, the company will create six high-paying jobs in the initial phase; in addition, three management positions will be relocating to Little Rock.
“We are thrilled to relocate to Little Rock and join the momentum of the region’s growing aviation industry,” said Mark Greenwell, owner of Arcturus Aerospace. “Little Rock and Arkansas provide our company a skilled workforce, logistical advantages and a competitive business climate.”
Arcturus Aerospace joins a growing aviation and aerospace sector in Metro Little Rock, Chamber officials said. Employment of aviation and aerospace-related jobs in the region is 33% above the national average. In addition, aerospace is Arkansas' number one export, accounting for more than $1 billion in annual exports.
“With our skilled workforce, aviation companies like Arcturus Aerospace have the resources to succeed in Metro Little Rock,” said Little Rock Regional Chamber Chairman Ronnie Dedman. “Aviation and aerospace is a targeted industry and a focus of our marketing and recruitment effort.”
“We’ve worked hard to make Arkansas a great choice for small businesses, especially those that are high-tech, and aerospace is a dynamic and growing industry for us,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson. “I find it especially gratifying to see that veteran-owned Arcturus is taking advantage of our business climate to both relocate and hire locally.”
“We are excited to have Arcturus Aerospace join Little Rock’s storied aviation history and create meaningful jobs for our citizens,” said Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. “Arcturus will enjoy our favorable business climate, our rich talent pool for recruitment and our quality-of-life amenities.”
“Pulaski County is grateful to Arcturus Aerospace for relocating its operations to Little Rock and Pulaski County,” said Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde. “Both our low cost of doing business and low cost of living provide a means for companies and their employees to succeed.”