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Global TransPark

Summary
The North Carolina Global TransPark (GTP) is a 2,500 acre, multi-modal industrial/airport site in Eastern North Carolina. As an agency of the State of North Carolina, the GTP is considered a key engine for driving the economy of Eastern North Carolina. The park offers access to multi-modal transportation options: air, rail, highways, and North Carolina's two international ports. The GTP is part of an economic development initiative in eastern North Carolina intended to spur transition in the region from an agricultural base to one of skilled labor and industrial manufacturing. Industries targeted by the GTP are aerospace, defense and logistics sectors. History Around 1990, academic and member of the North Carolina Economic Future Study Commission John D. Kasarda proposed the creation of a site which combined air cargo transport infrastructure and manufacturing facilities. Under his plan, companies would fly-in unfinished goods and components to factories, complete or ass
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