Caruso is testifying at 11 a.m. today before the Ohio House Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee in favor of the bill that calls for the creation of the committee.
That bill, which is designed to help grow the aerospace industry in Ohio, has been introduced by Rep. Rick Perales.
The committee would consist of members from both the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate as well as representatives from Ohio industry, universities and the military.
The committee would be committed toward encouraging a more aggressive statewide effort toward promoting the aerospace industry in Ohio.
The GCP – one of the largest chambers of commerce in the nation – represents more than 12,000 companies in Ohio. GCP is a prime advocate for the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland and Plum Brook Station in Sandusky.
The Glenn Research Center employs more than 3,200 highly paid, highly skilled Ohioans. It has an annual budget exceeding $650 million and an economic impact of $1.3 billion annually.
“The GCP is no stranger to the needs of Ohio’s aerospace industry,” Caruso said. “Our membership includes a wide range of aerospace, aviation and technology companies.”