The state of Ohio wants to rev up its aerospace and logistics business sector. How is it doing this? With cash incentives.
One of the first tenants at recently redeveloped Wilmington Air Park is Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), a subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group. AMES received a $5.2 million incentive package to support economic development and jobs creation in the area.
In providing MRO services to commercial airlines and corporate and private operators, AMES should create more than 400 new jobs.
Wilmington Air Park was the national hub for DHL Express, until the shipping giant ceased domestic-only air and ground shipping operations in the U.S. earlier this year. Preserving and creating jobs at the site has been a top priority since then, as this Columbus Business Journal article explains.
For more on the Ohio Business Development coalition, see www.ohiomeansbusiness.com