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Airlie Business Park Expands in Lincoln County with the Dedication of Phase II and a Ground Breaking Ceremony on a new 50,000 Square Foot Shell Building

Source: Lincoln Economic Development Association Written By: Cliff Brumfield Friday, October 31, 2014

                                                                               Airlie Phase II Ribbon Cutting                                  

Airlie Business Park Expands in Lincoln County with the Dedication of Phase II and a Ground Breaking Ceremony on a new 50,000 Square Foot Shell Building

 

Denver, NC- Lincoln County Officials, community leaders, and the Lincoln Economic Development Association (LEDA) gathered on Wednesday to celebrate the growth of Airlie Business Park in Eastern Lincoln County.  The recent completion of Phase II at Airlie garnered a Dedication Ceremony, as attendees celebrated the completion of new infrastructure opening 57 acres primed for new business locations.  Airlie’s first tenant, Hydac, a German Company, opened in June of 2013 and has already expanded to double in size.

 

New occupants at Airlie will enjoy a world-class business park with close access to Charlotte and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport via new Highway 16.  In addition, the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Regional Airport is just a short distance away.  Lake Norman is only a mile to the east, offering recreational, housing, and close talent opportunities, including future employees resulting from Manufacturing A Future, an innovative program preparing students for careers in advanced manufacturing and technology driven education.  Lincoln County’s leadership in the development of Airlie continues to foster the growth of Lincoln County.

 

A Ground Breaking ceremony was held immediately following the Dedication of Phase II at Airlie for a new 50,000 square foot shell building.  Lincoln County partnered with Denver Construction Company to build the new facility intended to help foster the growth of Airlie as well as create new jobs and expand Lincoln County’s tax base.

 

“This is certainly an exciting day for Lincoln County. This groundbreaking is another example of our commitment to bringing quality companies and jobs to Lincoln County.  We look forward to seeing this park grow just as the Lincoln County Industrial Park has grown over the years.  We thank Denver Construction for their involvement as well as LEDA for all they do for Lincoln County,” said Alex Patton, Chairman, Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.

 

The new building will be located along Airlie Parkway, with visibility to the rear of the facility from new Highway 16.  In addition to being just 20 minutes from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, close to a strong labor pool, and next door to Lake Norman, the facility will offer an attractive speed to market advantage for potential new industries seeking to locate in the Charlotte Region. 

 

Kenneth Tucker, President of Denver Construction, added:  “We are very excited to be working with Lincoln County and LEDA on this building. Denver Construction Company has built many buildings throughout the southeast and we are thankful to be a part of this project located in our own community.”                                        

                                                                                                     Shell Building 1 Airlie Phase II Groundbreaking

 

Bo King, Chairman of the Lincoln Economic Development Association, stated, “What a great day for the potential of additional economic development in Lincoln County. The two events like these today are positive statements that Airlie will be positioned to keep the momentum going just like the success that LCIP has experienced.”

 

About LEDA

Lincoln Economic Development Association is a private, 501c (3) non-profit corporation charged with facilitating industrial and office development in Lincolnton and Lincoln County.  LEDA’s mission is to foster an economic environment that promotes an enhancement of the standard of living by creating more and better jobs for the citizens of Lincolnton and Lincoln County and an increased and diversified tax base to provide needed community services.   The organization’s goals include retention and expansion of existing business; attraction of diversified base industries, improvement of the overall business climate within Lincolnton and Lincoln County and growing stage 2 entrepreneurial companies.  LEDA is a supporting member of the Charlotte Regional Partnership.  For more information please visit www.lincolneda.org.

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