Proposed Aerospace Industrial Park at Tulsa (Oaklahoma) International Airport Fails to Launch



By D.R. STEWART World Staff Writer
Published: 3/30/2012 2:30 AM
Last Modified: 3/30/2012 5:34 AM

No proposals were submitted Thursday for development of an 136-acre aerospace industrial park at Tulsa International Airport, airport officials said.Airports Director Jeff Mulder said the 136-acre site, which is south of 36th Street North and east of Mingo Road, is in the east central area of the 4,471-acre airport. It borders North Mingo Road, which is the address of American Airlines’ Tulsa Maintenance Base, Spirit AeroSystems Inc. and IC of Oklahoma LLC, a school bus factory owned by Navistar Inc. 

The airport has four commercial airlines that carried 2.79 million passengers in 2011, and it has 70 tenants. Its businesses employ 13,000 people and its industrial and air service complex provide a $3.2 billion economic impact on the region, TAIT officials said. The airport also includes a Foreign Trade Zone, officials said.

The site’s proximity to the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, U.S. 169, 36th Street North, the Gilcrease Expressway, the South Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad “provide added value to companies looking to maximize the efficiency of their distribution systems,” TAIT says in its 161-page Request for Proposals.

Master developers would have the options of using the resources and working with the City of Tulsa, the Tulsa Industrial Authority, Tulsa Development Authority, the Tulsa Economic Development Commission, the Tulsa Economic Development Corp., the Tulsa Metro Chamber and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, officials said.

Full article in Tulsa World

 





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