Foreign Trade Zone # 219( Visit FTZ Website )
The Defense Contractor Complex is located within the General Purpose Zone of Foreign Trade Zone #219. This allows your company to take advantage of the following incentives for your successful operation.
Imported merchandise admitted into a zone is not subject to payment of Customs duties until entered into the domestic market, greatly enhancing cash flow savings.
When goods are combined into a finished product within a zone, customs duties may be paid on the component parts or the finished product, whichever is lower.
When exporting goods from a zone, no duty is owed on foreign sourced materials combined with merchandise while held in the zone.
The Defense Contractor Complex's security infrastructure meets or exceeds the Department of the Navy and Department of Defense standards. FIPS 140.2 encryption is incorporated into the surveillance, access control and video analytic networks. A military specification CCTV camera system is in use around the airport's perimeter to include live video surveillance cameras, monitored access control and video analytics on a software platform provided and maintained by the Department of the Navy. Gates are controlled by secured card readers continually updates by fiber optics with built fail safe in case of power failure. Programming can be customized for rules unique to the needs of the airport or a specific area on the airfield.
The Defense Contractor Complex provides a fiber-optic infrastructure supporting a 10Gb fiber ring network with Public IP addresses for our clients. The fiber routes through a secure data center to a dedicated connection. The fiber infrastructure is part of a redundant power solution with "fail safes" built in.
State and Local Incentives
Arizona, Yuma County and the City of Yuma offer many incentives to benefit business and encourage job growth. More Info
Educated Work Force
On an annual basis thousands of Marines from Yuma's MCAS Air Station, many certified in Mechanical Engineering, Avionics Technician, Systems Maintenance, and Aviation Structural Repair exit the service seeking employment in the Yuma region. The existing skilled Avionic labor force that resides in Yuma is complimented with an additional 3,000 engineers located at the Yuma Proving Ground test center. An abundance of skilled technicians, mechanics, engineers and industrial trade employees creates a built in pipeline of DOD experienced labor that is very hard to find in most parts of the country. Programs at the local college level along with Northern Arizona-Yuma and Embry Riddle are equipping our workforce with the skills necessary to garner careers within the Aerospace and Defense industries.