By Liz Segrist
Published April 5, 2012
Plans for the nearly 3,500 acres of land surrounding the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport could help recruit manufacturers or large companies to the Upstate.
“We want to help position the Upstate to go after the next BMW-type project that may be out there in the future,” GSP President and CEO Dave Edwards said during a GSA Business Power Breakfast Thursday.
Of that acreage, 2,000 acres will be saved for aviation related functions, such as new runways, taxiways, terminal expansions, and aviation and cargo support facilities. The remaining 1,500 acres could be used for a variety of economic development purposes, such as hospitality, commercial, mixed-use retail and office space or industrial and manufacturing purposes.
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