FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
San Patricio County Economic Development Corp.
San Patricio County and Corpus Christi MSA Receives AEROready Certification
Portland, TX– The San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation and Corpus Christi Metropolitan Statistical Area is first in Texas to receive the AEROready Community Certification. AEROready is a joint venture of Tucson Atlantic Consulting and Common Sense Economic Development. It is an analytics and on-the-ground research-based process to analyze any community’s potential to recruit aviation/aerospace companies. San Patricio County and Corpus Christi MSA were examined and surveyed for their potential to target, recruit and support aviation/aerospace related business. The Coastal Bend met or exceeded 14 essential requirements to recruit and support the aviation/aerospace industry. The process identifies strengths and weaknesses, provides a detailed competitive roadmap to recruit aviation/aerospace and certifies the qualifying community or a site/building as AEROready.
Rick Ritter, Chairman of the San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation, stated, “We are proud to have received this prestigious certification as there are only five other areas of the Unites States that are AEROready Certified.” Ritter goes on to say that the certification covers the entire Coastal Bend as well as San Patricio County. The area possesses the resources needed to attract and sustain aerospace industry, including those that require airport support services and infrastructure, as well as those that simply need high-quality sites or buildings. The area is a “target of opportunity” (Tucson Atlantic, Common Sense). Foster Edwards, the Executive Director of the San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation, stated, “This Certification gives us an important tool to market our area to the aviation/aerospace community.”
For more information contact
Foster Edwards, Executive Director San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation
Phone Number: (361) 704 – 3070
About San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation
San Patricio County Economic Development Corporation (SPCEDC) is a non-profit organization operating within San Patricio County, Texas. Our organization is made up of members from local governments, Chambers of Commerce, local businesses and industry that have come together to plan and implement economic development strategies. In addition, we promote tourism, and encourage commercial and residential growth. SPCEDC provides an array of services to member businesses and those interested in development in the county. We work closely with the county’s leading employers to plan for our workforce, housing and transportation needs, taking a proactive approach to doing business.