Prescott, AZ – August 2, 2018 – Eviation, an Israeli startup pioneering the industry’s first all-electric aircraft, selected Prescott for its US corporate headquarters. Eviation will open an office at the former Guidance Aviation building, at the Prescott Municipal Airport in August.
The decision came following months of discussions in the greater community and across the state.
“We met with their CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay and his team twice over the course of the past year, and connected them with local resources like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College and others,” said Lamar. “Our Economic Development Consultant Jim Robb connected them with local resources, stakeholders, investment and commercial space.”
Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli said that he is pleased with the announcement. “Eviation is the type of high-technology company that we have been seeking for Prescott,” he said. “Their presence here opens the door to collaboration with our local colleges and universities, and the possibility of sustainable jobs for Prescott’s citizens.”
According to the company, the Prescott area was attractive to Eviation for a number of reasons. One of the reasons was the local presence of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Additionally, Lieb Bolel, president-CEO of Arizona Israel Technology Alliance, Phoenix, was another major influence on the company’s move.
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