This week on The Local Take I speak with Travel Concierge Aiyana Mathews of Gardner-Mathews about the upcoming International Aerospace Series: Florida Conference taking place at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University November 14th - 15th in Daytona Beach, FL.
Ms. Mathews explains that this conference is about the connecting business and educating people about this industry. According to the US Department of Commerce in 2016, the US aerospace industry contributed $147 billin in export sales to the US Economy.
I ask Ms. Mathews to explain how she came to be in the industry and why she is hoping to attract African American tech start-ups along with college students who are interested in exploring the opportunities that exist in this industry.
She also explains that her company Gardner-Mathews has close relationships with the Japanese government, a supporter, due to her JET experience. She shares how her experience was broader than many. This has allowed her to take advantage relationships that she continues to develop around the globe.
For more information about the International Aerospace Conference Florida Series