The Future of Aviation & Aerospace
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What took place on a clear December day in 1903 would forever change the world. The birth of one of the greatest inventions created an industry unmatched in growth and innovation: Aviation was born. Just as the Wright Brothers soared through the virgin North Carolina sky, innovation in aviation continues to reach unimaginable heights.
Wayne County and the Eastern Region of North Carolina, are emerging as the next Aviation and Aerospace hot spot. With the North Carolina Global TransPark – a 2,400-acre (over 5,000 acres developable) industrial airport site featuring an 11,500-foot runway – just down the road, and the expertise of AS 9001 and ISO 9100 certified companies at your fingertips, it’s no wonder that aerospace companies are taking notice.
Wayne County is the proud home of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. The strong relationship established between the base and the Wayne County community has been an integral part of our ability to attract and retain a highly skilled and qualified workforce consisting of separating and retiring military and trailing spouses. More than half of retirees from Seymour Johnson AFB choose to stay in Wayne County. The availability of this workforce makes Wayne County an undeniably attractive location for the aerospace industry.
Perhaps the most significant piece is the availability of a certified workforce. WORKS – an internationally recognized workforce development program – creates a process for developing a documented workforce pipeline whose skill level is measurable and can be matched to occupation or job profiles conducted to identify necessary workplace skills. The unprecedented success of the WORKS initiative is directly beneficial to those companies looking to locate in Wayne County. Wayne County ranks #1 for Career Readiness Certificates Awarded, and has solidified its place as a true innovator in workforce development. Go ahead, take advantage of us. We don’t mind.
So, are you looking for the perfect location for your aerospace project? Why not consider the birth place of flight as your next destination? We’ve got you covered. The availability of a certified workforce and support from AS 9001 and ISO 9100 certified companies provides just the foundation you need to successfully locate your company in Wayne County, North Carolina.
Soar Successfully, My Friend.