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Elizabeth City airpark a prime location for aviation businesses

By Livability on February 21, 2022

Courtesy of Elizabeth City KY airpark

Even aviation-related businesses need to put down roots — and if you’re looking for quick, easy access to an airport runway system in North Carolina, there’s no better place to secure your spot than the Elizabeth City Aviation Research & Development Commerce Park (Airpark). 

Located next to the Elizabeth City Regional Airport and connected to the airport runway system by a 2,400-foot Class B taxiway, this business and industrial park comprises 118 acres of sub-dividable, development-ready lots with flexible lease terms ranging from five to 40 years. 

“The airpark offers direct access to the airport’s 7,200-foot runway, making it a perfect place for any business that supports the aviation industry, whether it’s in research and development, maintenance or logistics,” says Elizabeth City Regional Airport Manager Scott Hinton, who also served as interim director for the Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County Economic Development Commission. 

Hinton also notes that the airpark is a particularly great fit for aviation businesses that work with the military because the airport is a joint civil-military facility, and it’s adjacent to the Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, the world’s second-largest U.S. Coast Guard base. 

The Coast Guard’s presence, along with the top-notch aviation programs at the College of Albemarle and Elizabeth City State University, ensures there’s a highly skilled, well-trained workforce available, too. 

Plus, there’s Elizabeth City’s prime location to consider. It’s just 50 miles from the Port of Virginia and less than an hour from the Norfolk International Airport, and residents can easily enjoy North Carolina’s beautiful beaches, as well as the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. 

“This is a great place to live and work, and it’s just one more reason our Airpark is so desirable.”

– Scott Hinton, Elizabeth City Regional Airport Manager 

“We have a very high quality of life here,” Hinton says. “Elizabeth City is a small, tight-knit community, and we’re less than an hour away from the Tidewater region that’s the largest metropolitan area in Virginia — so really, we get the best of both worlds. This is a great place to live and work, and it’s just one more reason our airpark is so desirable.” 

To learn more about the opportunities at the airpark, visit ecgairport.com or elizabethcitypasquotankedc.com, or call Scott Hinton at 252-335-5634. 

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