If new businesses keep coming to Guilford County and current ones keep expanding like they have been, then at some point county leaders will have to tell companies that there’s no room for them and they’re not welcome here. Not really, however, the area has been on a very good run lately considering, for instance, car batteries and supersonic jets.
Now, the Guilford County Board of Commissioners has announced that it is considering granting an economic incentive for a new project for Marshall Aerospace USA LLC to support construction of a new maintenance facility that’s expected to generate approximately $50 million in capital investment and 240 new full-time jobs at Piedmont Triad International Airport (PTIA).
Company leaders claim the company is considering other options within the United States.
Marshall Aerospace is also requesting state and other local incentives before making a location decision.
Recently, PTIA Executive Director Kevin Baker said that there were some big fish on the line that were considering new projects at the airport – and this, no doubt, was one of them.
The Board of Commissioners always votes to approve suggested incentives packages and, when companies are at the point of public hearings for their projects, it almost always means that company leaders have made up their minds where to locate.
In accordance with North Carolina law, the county was required to give notice that the Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the incentive request. That will take place at the board’s Thursday, April 20 meeting, which will start at 5:30 p.m. in the commissioners’ meeting room on the second floor of the Old Guilford County Court House in downtown Greensboro.
According to a county announcement sent out just before the Easter Weekend, the purpose of the hearing will be “to receive public input on the proposed allocation of funds in an amount up to $308,879 plus a $124,000 local matching fund utility grant” for Marshall Aerospace.
How much will 240 jobs cost?
I wish they would get better passenger service. We need a passenger hub with a decent airline. I’m tired of driving to Raleigh and Charlotte. Hope you’re working on it.
Come if you want…no tax payers money!
Of course, give the $ away and end up giving the citizens anther tax. I do not trust you.
NO to using my tax money for incentives for business blackmail. Period.
won’t be many year until G S O will a class B air space
That will be about 4 grades up from what it is now