Redevelopment For Failed MB Airport Terminal Project

Commerce park plan in the works
Redevelopment targets site designated for failed MB airport terminal project

June 09, 2008

By Robert Morris – The Sun News

The land once slated for a new airport terminal is now planned for a commerce park designed to attract the aeronautics industry to Myrtle Beach, officials said.

The creation of the 430-acre Myrtle Beach International Commerce Park, intended to draw aviation-related businesses and research-and-development offices, will be announced Monday at the Myrtle Beach General Aviation Terminal.

The site formerly slated for the Myrtle Beach International Airport’s west-side terminal is near U.S. 17, said Horry County Council Chairwoman Liz Gilland, but she declined to offer any details before Monday’s 2 p.m. news conference.

The park will include the redevelopment of more land from the former Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, said Brad Dean, executive director of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

“This has been in discussion and in the works for quite some time,” Dean said.

The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, funded by the county, has been trying to lure aviation companies, such as TKC Aerospace of Charleston, though no formal agreements have been publicly announced.


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