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The first flight training at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi on May 5, 1941, gave wings to a continuously growing aviation and aerospace presence in Corpus Christi and the surrounding area. South Texas Aviation and Aerospace Recruitment (STAAR) continues this great legacy by introducing aviation and aerospace companies to the vast resources offered in this region.
With 3,000 square miles in San Patricio, Nueces, and Kleberg Counties (including miles of wide open spaces), the region is uniquely designed to support the aviation, aeronautics, and unmanned aircraft system (drone) industry. These and other assets were positive determining factors in designating the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation as a federally designated center for testing and research.
With billions of dollars of investment already committed, the growth of the area in the next 10 years will be significant. From oil and gas to steel manufacturing to polyethylene production to North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the STAAR region understands how to support business and innovation.
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