Defense Initiatives

St. Louis Region’s Defense Industry
• Contributes about $12 Billion per year to Missouri’s economy
• Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing employ about 120,000 people (10% of region’s workforce)
• Economic output (per employee) of about 3:1 over all other industries

The St. Louis Regional Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (RAMP) is the unified voice of advanced manufacturers in 15 counties of Eastern Missouri and Western Illinois.
RAMP’s purpose is to identify the region’s assets and opportunities to build a resilient regional manufacturing economy.
RAMP currently has 300 Members