KINSTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Governor Pat McCrory, N.C. Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. made an economic development announcement in Kinston Monday afternoon.
The announcement was made at the North Carolina TransPark in Lenoir County. Gov. McCrory announced that North State Aviation will open an aircraft maintenance center at the North Carolina Global TransPark in Lenoir County which will bring 109 new jobs over the next two years.
The company will also invest $900,000 over the same period.
“North Carolina is pleased to support North State Aviation as it launches its new presence at the Global TransPark,” said Gov. McCrory. “Like aviation itself, this company started right here in North Carolina. Its owners and employees have deep roots in the state, and we’re proud of their continued success.”
North State Aviation began as a start-up in Winston-Salem five years ago and now employs more than 400 people.
Salaries will vary by position, but will average nearly $39,700 per year, more than $7,000 per year more than the average annual wage in Lenoir County.