Oxford and Lafayette County’s powerful combination of excellent public schools, a top-tier university and unparalleled quality of life make the region a destination of choice for businesses looking for a workforce with the skills to help them succeed.
For Nicholas Air, having a highly trained workforce of aviation professionals is a key element of its success. The company provides private air travel with a fleet of modern turboprop and light jet aircraft. The company owns and manages all of the aircraft in its fleet.
Aviation jobs often cluster in big cities, but Nicholas Air has succeeded in Oxford and Lafayette County because of the quality of its schools and the region’s attractive quality of life, which enables the company to recruit workers, says N.J. Correnti, the company’s founder and CEO.
“Having a good school system is very important. The public schools here are great. Most of our workforce comes from larger cities like New York, Atlanta and Nashville. The families that moved here have thus far really enjoyed the community,” Correnti says.
The company, founded in 1997, has a service area that includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.