Kansas-founded AgEagle Aerial Systems has announced that it has selected Wichita, Kansas, as the home for its new manufacturing facilities.
This news comes as part of the company’s plans to expand across the state, and was agreed upon with Kansas Department of Commerce in association with the Greater Wichita Partnership.
The company worked with the Kansas Department of Commerce to secure incentives as it evaluated locations in two different states.
AgEagle, founded in 2010, is a provider of UAVs and advanced aerial imagery, data collection and analytics solutions.
The company works to assess and manage the health of commercial crops, reduce the chemicals in produced foods and products, and preserve and protect natural resources.
J. Michael Drozd, CEO of AgEagle, said: “On behalf of everyone at AgEagle, I am very appreciative of the tremendous enthusiasm and support that the State of Kansas has committed to our company as we continue to evolve and expand our drone hardware manufacturing, assembly and testing operations.
“After evaluating locations in two different states, choosing to locate our manufacturing facility in Wichita was a decision based on our desire to tap the region’s world class engineering and aeronautical talent pool, low-cost real estate advantages and high quality of life for our workforce.
“The incentive package awarded to us made our decision that much easier, and will help empower AgEagle to ultimately hire, train and employ a Wichita-based workforce that will continue to grow over the next five years.”