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1 Facing the Challenge and Beating the Odds

2 The Team Kevin Carver – Executive Director, Clinton County Port Authority Carolyn Chisano – President, Chisano Marketing Group David Lotterer – Vice President, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

3 Setting the Stage 1929 Airport opened, small hangar built 1940 Civil Aeronautics Authority took control of Wilmington Airport for use as an emergency landing field 1942 The Army Air Corps took over the airport, renaming it Clinton County Army Air Field. With the establishment of an independent U.S. Air Force in 1972, the installation was renamed Clinton County AFB and primarily supported Air Force Reserve flight operations and training. 1972 The Base decommissioned as an Air Force installation and the Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) began developing it as the Wilmington Industrial Air Park.

4 Setting the Stage 1980 Midwest Air Charter was acquired by Airborne Freight Corporation creating Airborne Express. The airfield was renamed Airborne Air Park. 2003 DHLs purchase of Airborne Freight Corporation resulted in the ownership transferring to DHL. 2009 DHL announced its departure from domestic package delivery and moved operations to CVG. 2010The Wilmington Air Park was donated to Clinton County Port Authority in June. The Air Park never went dark. 1962

5 Setting the Stage 2008-2010 8,000 employees lose their jobs; cascade effect as other businesses are forced to close or lay employees off National news stories picturing Wilmington as the poster city for failed economy and businesses Volunteer Board takes on management and running of a 1,900-acre airport How do you take a multi county asset and job generator and redevelop it to be better, stronger, more diversified. Everyone had ideas – some the same things, some wildly outside the box Luckily in the time when the Air Park was winding down as a home to DHL, groups were working in the background to begin its redevelopment. One of the plans already in play was to look at air park with new eyes.

6 Redevelopment Plan The primary goal of the redevelopment study was to identify potential economic development opportunities for Wilmington Air Park. Conducted by authorities in their fields, the study took nine months and gathered input from Community and Business stakeholders locally and regionally. They study was funded by the U.S. EDA and the State of Ohio.

7 Redevelopment Plan Process Visioning Community OutreachHistorical DataGoal SettingEvaluation CriteriaStakeholder Committee Analysis Physical SiteMarket AnalysisRegulatory AnalysisS.W.O.T. Synthesis Financial StrategyGovernance StrategyRegulatory StrategyLand Use Strategy

8 Data Driven Process Tools Reverse Location Selection Stakeholder Meetings Location Quotient Community Meetings Site Analysis Statistical Analysis Employment Data CAD Drawing review

9 Reverse Location Selection

10 Recommendations Financial Stabilization Financial Stabilization Leverage proximity to WPAFB Leverage proximity to WPAFB Explore domestic commercial aviation uses Explore domestic commercial aviation uses Investigate and pursue international air cargo Investigate and pursue international air cargo Expand MRO operations Expand MRO operations Consider non-aviation uses Consider non-aviation uses Configure / modify sort buildings Configure / modify sort buildings Utilize incentives to fund future investment in facilities and infrastructure Utilize incentives to fund future investment in facilities and infrastructure

11 Land Use Plan Considers current and targeted future uses Considers current and targeted future uses Flexible and dynamic as the Air Park grows Flexible and dynamic as the Air Park grows

12 Target Industries Aviation Business Park International Air Cargo Aerospace/Military Manufacturing Research Development & Testing Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Non-Aviation Uses Office Manufacturing Ground Logistics

13 Next Steps Take the results of the Redevelopment Study and translate them into a work plan Bring JLL on board for representation Bring Chisano Marketing Group on board

14 Marketing Plan Redevelopment Study Collaborate with JLL Short and Long Term Objectives Target Audiences Strategy Tactics Budget

15 Branding Old Logo New Logo

16 Apply the Brand – Signage

17 Web Site Opt-in Database SEO Interactive Maps

18 Electronic Newsletter

19 Electronic Advertising

20 Print Advertising

21 Media Relations Target Trade Publications Aviation Week Site Selection Air Cargo Logistics Management Aerospace Manufacturing

22 Trade Shows Support JLL Attendance at Shows Ohio UAS Conference Mini UAV Promotion

23 Partnerships MANY MORE…Government, Businesses, Educational Institutions, Community Members, Media

24 Sales Materials Air Park BrochureBuilding BrochuresEmails Promotional Folder

25 Target Marketing

26 Broker Outreach JLL Academy

27 Events Inland Ports Conference Successful Public Projects

28 Proposals

29 Wilmington Air Park Using the Redevelopment Plan as a guide Increase MRO capabilities with new Hangar State Supported 259 New Jobs when complete Use of many local / regional contractors in construction

30 Revolving Loan Fund $1.3 Million available Advisory Board in place Draft RLF Plan and work with US EDA for approval RLF Coordinator

31 Current Activity Tourism Activities East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and Miami Valley Sports Car Club (MVSCC) Avengers Filming 2013 impact is over $1.6 mm to local community

32 UAS Activity DDC/AFRL early contacts AFRL COA activity SCC COA activity Participation in FAA SIR response and plan Ohio UAS Conference exhibitor AUVSI participant with Ohio

33 Wilmington Air Park Advantages Great Land and Air Access Skilled Workforce Low Cost, Low Overhead Significant Amount of Available Space Modern Aviation Infrastructure 300+ acres Available for Development

34 Questions


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