A Spanish aerospace company chose Pittsfield Township, Mich., over Atlanta and Austin, Texas, as the location for its new North American engineering office, Michigan news Web site Mlive.com recently reported.

Aernnova Engineering Inc., a subsidiary of Madrid-based Aernnova Aerospace S.A., announced that it will invest $10 million in an office that is set to employ 400 people by 2012 and bring 600 jobs to the Ann Arbor area in the next 15 years.

The office will design parts to be manufactured at Aernnova’s plants around the world, and Aernnova officials said the Ann Arbor area because of its proximity to a large pool of engineering talent and quality engineering educational programs.

The company got “quite attractive proposals” from other states like Georgia, but selected Michigan because officials were “convinced this will be the best place for the type of office we are opening,” Luis Perez, Aernnova’s senior vice president commercial, told Mlive.com.

Georgia ranked in the top three out of 15 states originally considered by Aernnova.

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