Targeted Industries

The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) works with companies representing a variety of industries to attract capital investment and jobs. Given our strategic location and multi-modal attributes, we have identified the following industries for which the GTP offers specific location advantages not found elsewhere.

Aerospace and Aviation:

  • Aerospace manufacturing
  • Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)
  • Aerospace research and development
  • Pilot training
  • Flight operations

Advanced Manufacturing:

  • Composites
  • Aerospace metals and alloys
  • Carbon fiber
  • Advanced textiles
  • Non-destructive inspection & testing

Logistics and Exporting:

  • Warehousing and distribution
  • Air cargo operations
  • Rail container transport
  • Inventory control
  • Materials handling
  • Processing and packaging

Defense and Security Activities:

  • Federal agencies
  • State facilities
  • Defense contractors
  • Military and law enforcement training
  • Maintenance and repair of military vehicles

Emergency Response and Disaster Relief:

  • Disaster preparedness/response training
  • Mobilization of emergency services
  • Sustainable manufacturing of emergency equipment/supplies
  • Warehousing/distribution of emergency supplies


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Spirit AeroSystems has established its East Coast manufacturing base at the Global TransPark.

Aircraft maintenance and refurbishment operations in Eastern North Carolina benefit from a steady supply of aircraft mechanics entering the private sector workforce each year after having served in the military. Over 700 military service members enter the workforce each year with skills in avionics, airframe repair, engine repair and maintenance, and composite repair.