CGNewsTip: Project Would Create Core of Aviation Research in NC

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ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Heading south on N.C. 34, the four-lane road becomes two lanes and leads to southern Pasquotank County’s farmland.

But the landscape there is expected to change with the development of the $10.4 million, 65.5-acre Elizabeth City Aviation Research and Development Commerce Park.

It could result in 500 new jobs and more than $150 million in private investments, said Wayne Perry, chairman of the regional airport authority.

Nearly a dozen aviation companies already have offices in the area because of the proximity to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Aircraft Repair and Supply Center, Elizabeth City-Pasquotank County Regional Airport and a trained work force educated at Elizabeth City State University, College of The Albemarle or Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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