The North Carolina Aerospace Corridor exists to establish Wayne, Lenoir and Craven counties in Southeastern North Carolina as a world-class aerospace and aviation corridor, and to promote the region’s common assets to take advantage of opportunities for growth in the corridor.
The region is anchored by the North Carolina Global TransPark, a multi-modal transportation and industrial complex designed to meet the present and emerging needs of domestic and global commerce. The NCAC is also centrally located on the eastern seaboard of the United States and offers unparalleled access to air, rail, highways and North Carolina’s two international ports, and provides convenient access to the region’s four major military bases.
The North Carolina Aerospace Corridor has an aggressive economic development model in place and has found great success utilizing this model while transitioning from tobacco and textile industry clusters to aerospace, food, housing, biotech and pharmaceutical.
The North Carolina Aerospace Corridor’s central location provides one-day trucking service to major metropolitan markets, such as Atlanta, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia. Two-day motor freight services reaches deep into the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast, connecting the North Carolina Aerospace Corridor with target cities like Boston, Miami, Chicago and Pittsburgh.