Governor Laura Kelly celebrated accomplishments of the Kansas aviation industry during the annual Aviation Day at the Capitol. Stakeholders from across the state assembled to discuss jobs, infrastructure, and emerging technologies as part of the event held by the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Commission on Aerospace Education. Kansas has the third largest concentration of aviation workers in the United States. The aviation industry contributes $7 billion to the state GDP annually. Wichita State University is the top-ranked college in industry-funded aerospace research. Kansas companies export $2.3 billion in aerospace products annually, comprising nearly 20% of the state’s total exports.