City Of Oshkosh May Look To Expand Aviation Presence | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 04.27.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 04.27.15

Airborne 04.21.15

Airborne 04.22.15

Airborne 04.23.15

Airborne 04.24.15

Tue, Apr 12, 2011

City Of Oshkosh May Look To Expand Aviation Presence

Chamber Of Commerce Leader Calls For Construction Of Aviation Business Park

The president and CEO of the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce wants the city of Oshkosh and Winnebago County to pave the way for an aviation business park adjacent to Wittman Regional Airport, a move he says will establish the city's place as a "leader in the aviation community."


KOSH

In a commentary published in the Northwestern, John Casper calls on the county to buy two parcels which abut the southeasten end of KOSH for the project, which he says according to a University of Wisconsin - Extension study would create over 1,600 jobs and generate $343 million in increased sales, as well as $8.4 million in tax revenue.

Casper says in the commentary that the $3.2 million investment would likely be reimbursable to the county government. He says the airport authority has already petitioned the Aeronautics Bureau of the Wisconsin DOT for a grant to pay back 97.5 percent of that purchase price, with 95 percent of that figure coming from the FAA. The remainder ... or the cost to the taxpayers ... would be about $80,000.

The city's role would be to establish a TIF (Tax Increment Financing instrument) to help pay for infrastructure and other improvements at the site.

Overall, Casper says, the city and county investment would be about $6 million for land acquisition, infrastructure, and other improvements. He points to the success of another business park in Oshkosh which employs 3,500 people after being established 20 years ago as an example of the potential success of the airpark.

The County Board of Supervisors will consider the land acquisition at its meeting on April 19th.

FMI: www.co.winnebago.wi.us/county-board

Advertisement

More News

U.S. Drawing Down European Apache Fleet

Will Relocate 24 Aircraft From Germany To Alaska Twenty-Four Apache attack helicopters will be relocated from Germany to Alaska under a cost-saving plan being implemented by the U.>[...]

GoJet Airlines Announces ATP Flight School Partial Reimbursement Program

Program Subsidizes A portion Of ATP Tuition For Students Who Commit To Flying For GoJet Airlines GoJet Airlines is pleased to announce that it has teamed with ATP Flight School to >[...]

ANN FAQ: Getting The Most Out Of ANN's Newsletters

ANN goes through a lot of trouble to make the graphics flashy and cool and an integral part of the story. But let's face it, they're bandwidth-intensive. So here are a couple of th>[...]

Airborne 04.24.15: DA62 Cert, Flt Design's C4, Sporty Transitions, 1st Flt Fight

Also: Legend Cub, Piper Orders, Postal UAVs?, IMC Club 'Brown Jacket Award', X-47B Refueling The Diamond DA62 has received its EASA Type certificate. After a sunny and warm day Wed>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.26.15)

Aerospace Web Aerospaceweb.org is a non-profit site operated by engineers and scientists in the aerospace field. The goal of this site is to provide educational information on a va>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2015 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC