Greensboro A Finalist To Land 800 Aviation Jobs

GREENSBORO --

Greensboro is in the running to land more than 800 aviation jobs.

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Greensboro Mayor Yvonne Johnson said the unidentified company has narrowed its choices down to Greensboro and Kansas City, Mo.

A final decision is expected in about a week.

Johnson said Guilford Technical Community College, with its various aviation-based training programs, is proving to be a major factor in the company's decision.

"I think it's a big factor that we have the workforce, that we have GTCC with its various schools. One is upholstering," Johnson said.

Johnson said executives from the company visited Greensboro recently and liked what they saw.

"They were very pleased. They liked the community," Johnson said. "They liked the friendliness of the people. They liked the fact that we have this great asset of GTCC and our colleges and universities."

Greensboro has recently been a hotbed for aviation companies looking to locate manufacturing and aviation support facilities.

Japanese carmaker Honda recently opened a manufacturing facility at Piedmont Triad International Airport for its new plane, the HondaJet.

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