Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Ready for Takeoff?

Pat Kimbrough
Source: The High Point Enterprise, N.C.

Oct. 05--HIGH POINT -- Could the Triad's aviation sector become the type of industrial engine that textile and furniture manufacturing used to be in the region?

Representatives of a new coalition of businesses, economic development organizations, community colleges and local governments hope so.

"Aviation Thrives Here," a marketing initiative launched in August, seeks to spotlight the aviation industry as an economic bright spot for the Triad.

The goal is to raise awareness of the industry as an economic driver and showcase job opportunities within the sector. There are at least 29 aviation companies in the Triad. The best-known are arguably those at Piedmont Triad International Airport, including Timco Aviation Services, Honda Aircraft Co. a Cessna Citation facility and a FedEx cargo hub. More here.

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