As if being the home of one of the Marine Corps’ most integral bases isn’t enough, Albany-Dougherty County’s defense sector is further strengthened by the presence of some of the world’s best-known contractors, including Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics and BAE Systems, the latter of which is the world’s second-largest defense contractor by revenue. Aboard the base is Production Plant Albany, a DOD-award winning depot which resets much of the equipment used in the field by the warfighter, and Headquarters Marine Corps Logistics Command, which provides worldwide, operational logistics solutions for fielded weapons systems and support services and supplies.

Area Defense Contractors

  • BAE Systems
  • General Dynamics
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Raytheon
  • Jacobs
  • Northrop Grumman
  • ITT Corp
  • L3 Communications
  • SAIC
  • Battelle
  • CBAIA Logistics Services

Quick Facts: Defense

  • Home of Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany, Production Plant Albany, Headquarters Marine Corps Logistics Command
  • MCLB-Albaby has work force of 5,040
  • MCLB-Albany has economic impact of $1.4 billion
  • Healthy, collaborative relationship between base and community
  • Strong presence of defense contractors
  • Availability of industrial and office space
  • Enhanced job tax credits within military zone
  • Low cost of living and high quality of life for military families
  • 7,762 military and civilian retirees within 50 miles
  • Educational opportunities specifically tailored to work performed at base