GTP News

GTP named among top ten aviation and aerospace clusters in the South
Posted May 09, 2012

The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) has been recognized by Southern Business & Development (SB&D) magazine as one of the top ten aviation and aerospace clusters in the South. With a circulation over 11,000, SB&D is the South's only economic development magazine and targets executives in key markets outside the American South.

According to the magazine, "The reason the Global TransPark is an emerging aerospace cluster market centers on Spirit Aerosystems and the 500,000-square-foot facility operating there. Spirit is building center fuselages for the A350 XWB (Xtra Wide Body) program. Other tenants at the Global TransPark include DB Schenker, Delta Private Jets, Henley Aviation, MJE Telestructure, Mountain Air Cargo and Spatial Integrated Systems."

GTP president Jim Fain said the SB&D recognition is yet another example of the GTP's growing momentum. "After becoming a North Carolina Certified Site just a couple weeks ago, this honor underscores the fact that the GTP is well positioned to meet the needs of growing aerospace and logistics companies"

"I believe we are now a strong contender nationally and globally for companies, such as Spirit AeroSystems, to put down roots in Eastern North Carolina," Fain added.

About the Global TransPark:

The N.C. Global TransPark is an aerospace and logistics business park developed in Lenoir County by the State. Located near several major military installations, the GTP is ideal for aerospace, logistics, defense, and emergency response activities. The GTP offers environmentally permitted commercial real estate and shipping capabilities to almost any size company. The GTP features a centerpiece 11,500-foot runway, shovel-ready land and available facilities, and a Foreign-Trade Zone onsite.

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