An international accounting and consulting firm ranked Kansas 32nd among states in the nation for aerospace manufacturing attractiveness in a just released report: 2015 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings.
PwC, formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers, ranked taxes in Kansas for aerospace manufacturing at 38th among states; operating costs at 37th; the industry rank, which takes into account suppliers and work force, at 15th; and education at 23rd.
The top states, in order from first to fifth were: Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Utah and Virginia.
The United States was ranked first in the world, but mainly because of the size of its existing aerospace industry. Its costs, infrastructure and talent ranked behind other nations.