NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney the Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP will tonight launch a new report from the United States Studies Centre (USSC) detailing the US experience in industry development around airports, and how it can be applied to the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis.

Written by USSC Non-Resident Fellow Justin Wastnage, this is the second piece of research produced by the Centre's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program to look at American airport cities and their lessons for Western Sydney Airport. Examining areas of future high-tech export potential, it contains a number of recommendations for how to encourage the emergence of industry clusters focused on aerospace and defence, food and agribusiness, medical devices and advanced manufacturing.

"This new report examines some of the most successful US industry cluster examples in areas targeted in the plans for the Badgerys Creek Aerotropolis, as well as the policy settings supporting them," Director of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Claire McFarland said.

"Tonight's launch will bring together government and business leaders from aerospace, AgTech and advanced manufacturing for a panel discussion examining the future of Western Sydney Airport industries, along with how research institutions can work together with business to encourage the formation of industry clusters."

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