Sterling Heights and the Macomb County area offers palpable competitive advantage for aerospace manufacturers and the companies that support them. Michigan's aerospace producers exported goods valued at more than $952 million in 2014, and aerospace-related jobs have grown thirty-five percent since 2009. More than one hundred area companies specialize in aerospace, including Advanced Integrated Tooling Solutions, MB Aerospace, Chardam Gear, DM Tool & Fabrication, and KUKA Aerospace.