While Greensboro leaders have spend Millions upon Millions of taxpayer dollars in attempts to bring more aviation jobs to Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad, one local Triad aviation firm says the jobs are going south of the border as North State Aviation closes its doors laying off 345 people.
"Gary Smith, CEO of North State Aviation since last year, did not immediately return a reporter's phone call. Charlie Creech, president of North State Aviation, also did not return a call this morning.
Smith recently served as a panelist on the TBJ's Business of Aviation event held March 9.
As of 2015, North State was operating six production maintenance lines for United Airlines and had amassed a client list that includes other major aviation customers.
Smith said recently that the firm had been seeing increased competition from maintenance repair and overhaul in areas south of the U.S. border."
Looks like Greensboro's elected leaders and hired gun economic development gurus screwed up again.
But remember: Here at EzGreensboro.com we've been warning you for years. And considering Greensboro's overbuilt retail sector, the economic disaster brought on by HB 2, the loss of a full time ACC tournament, and massive overspending by the Greensboro City Council on projects like the downtown performing arts center....
Well, you don't need me to tell you twice in the same day, read it here.