There’s been a lot of attention on Drones recently. But alongside concerns about privacy and military applications, is potential job creation in Virginia as a new industry rises.
Virginia is one of seven sites selected for Drone testing research projects. That got Virginia Tech’s office of economic development thinking about what that might mean for the state if this new industry takes off. Estimates are as many as 100,000 jobs could be created, nationwide over the next ten years.
Virginia Tech is one of six sites that will test drones as part of push to integrate them into the nation’s airspace in the next few years.
The Federal Aviation Administration selected 6 public entities to test unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones. Virginia Tech will look at safety, from technical risks, to other potential failures in the remotely piloted planes.