Grant County has an aerospace history dating back to the late 1930's - early 1940's when Ephrata Army Air Base (now the Ephrata Municipal Airport) and the Larson Air Force Base (now Grant County International Airport) were established.
These two airfields are only 10 miles apart and cover a combined total of over 9,000 acres with ideal sites for aerospace related industrial development.
Boeing, the world's leading aerospace developer and producer, along with many other flight test companies, utilize the Grant County International Airport for ongoing tests and training. Other aerospace companies that call the area home include Aviation Technical Services, Sonico, and Aerotek.
Grant County boasts two large airfields that enjoy over 340 days of visual flight rules weather. These airports have hundreds of acres of industrial land and thousands of square feet of existing space that is ready for aerospace development.
Port of Moses Lake Grant County International Airport is capable of accepting the largest aircraft in the world.
ASPI Air Park Located at the Port of Moses Lake Grant County International Airport
Road Interstate 90 links Grant County to Seattle on the West and to Chicago and Boston on the east. U.S. Highway 2 is the other major east/west transportation route and State Highway 17 is the main north/south transportation route. Rail Both Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and the Columbia Basin Railroad (CBRC) provide rail to Grant County. Trucking Grant County is serviced by 5 common carriers. 4 of the carriers have local terminals and 1 carrier offers inter-modal services. Learn More About Grant County Logistics
With a location right on the ramp, Big Bend Community College has been training pilots and aerospace mechanics for decades. Degrees are offered in:
These incentives are available to Manufacturers and processors for hire of commercial airplanes or component parts of commercial airplanes, non-manufacturers engaged in the business of aerospace product development, certificated FAR repair stations making retail sales, and aerospace tooling manufacturers.