• Economic development project eyes airport site near massive Amazon center

    By: Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Journal


    The city of Charlotte has a commercial economic development project in the works that could occupy some of the available 2,000 acres at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

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    The code name is Project Nighthawk. It would occupy airport land near a huge $200 million Amazon distribution facility that opens this holiday season, said Stuart Hair, director of economic and community affairs at the airport.

    “It came to us from city economic development,” Hair said in response to the Charlotte Business Journal. “All we know is the site that we are in conversations with them about.”

    Undisclosed is the amount of investment and the number of jobs involved in the project, along with the acreage it would occupy.

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