About Arizona Defense & Industry Coalition
When Senator John McCain took over the top spot on the Senate Armed Services Committee in 2015, he did so with keen knowledge of America’s national security challenges, as well as a vision for how to help solve them. High on his priority list was opening up clearer lines of communication between Congress and America’s defense industry. That meant creating a pool of localized knowledge that he and his Washington colleagues could reach back to for on-the-ground insight.
So the then-Chairman tapped the shoulders of local industry leaders to close the gap through what has now become known as the Arizona Defense & Industry Coalition (AZDIC).
WEST VALLEY DEFENSE ALLIANCE
Uniting the Arizona defense community in the West Valley by promoting economic development and pro-defense and industry legislation.
MESA INDUSTRY AND DEFENSE COUNCIL
Serving as a united voice for the region’s success through a network of over 40 large and small companies in defense, aerospace, mining, energy, construction and IT who work directly with community and elected officials.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA DEFENSE ALLIANCE
Supporting and preserving the military presence in Southern Arizona through uniting local and regional businesses and community leaders.
Dedicated to supporting Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) and Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) through uniting community, civic leaders, businesses, organizations, and military support groups.
Arizona Defense Landscape
Arizona is a hotbed of defense. From cybersecurity to maintenance, repair and
overhaul, the Aerospace & Defense industry flourishes in Arizona
Arizona Defense &
Industry Coalition Priorities
AZDIC brings together defense and mining industries, environmental groups, and green technology leaders to identify current supply chain shortfalls and advocate for mechanisms to produce and process these critical resources at home.
Through education, advocacy, and transparency, AZDIC creates opportunities for SMBs to have a voice within the public sector, providing innovative solutions to the US and allied nations.
Asset Retention & Expansion
Serving as liaison between military installations and Congress, AZDIC helps preserve Arizona’s critical military assets and advocates for the resources necessary to ensure these missions remain successful.
AZDIC works to decrease the workforce shortage by arming veterans with the knowledge, opportunity, and training necessary to pursue careers in defense.