Airport Authority Considers Request to Co-Brand PTI Megasite with Carolina Core

Mar 28, 2019 | General, Newsroom

For Immediate Release: March 28, 2019

Greensboro, N.C. – The Piedmont Triad Airport Authority (PTAA) is considering a request from the Piedmont Triad Partnership (PTP) to co-brand the airport megasite with the Carolina Core.

At Tuesday’s PTAA Board meeting, Board member Allen Joines read a letter from PTP President and CEO, Stan Kelly, making the official request.

“The Aerospace Megasite at Piedmont Triad International Airport is undoubtedly one of our region’s greatest economic development assets and is an integral part of the Carolina Core strategy,” said Kelly. “As a next step toward regionalism, I am officially requesting that the Board consider taking the necessary actions to co-brand the Aerospace Megasite with the Carolina Core. This request is part of a larger regional effort to co-brand several transformational assets in central North Carolina under the Carolina Core brand to increase our economic competitiveness on the national and global stage.”

Last year, the PTP joined local partners to launch the Carolina Core, an economic development strategy to collectively market key assets in central North Carolina to attract business expansion and jobs. The Carolina Core boasts four megasites of 7,200 acres along the U.S. 421 Corridor, one of which is the nearly 1,000-acre aerospace site located at PTI.

In addition to the Carolina Core, PTAA and PTP have partnered on several important regional economic development initiatives, including hiring a regional aerospace director and hosting the upcoming SpeedNews Aerospace Manufacturing Conference in May.

Board Chairman Steve Showfety praised PTP and its marketing efforts on behalf of the airport.

“The Piedmont Triad Partnership, under the leadership of Stan Kelly, and with a board made up of local business leaders who have selflessly committed their personal and corporate funds to grow our community, has been a great economic development partner of the airport,” Showfety said. “Working together on the Carolina Core is a natural continuation of our ongoing partnership to attract some of the world’s most coveted aerospace projects.”

Showfety said that PTAA would take PTP’s request under consideration. He asked the staff to come back to the Board at the April meeting with a recommendation on the request.

The request letter can be read in its entirety here

To learn more about the Carolina Core visit






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