Proclamations & Resolutions
Concord, NC 2015
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    WHEREAS, the city of Concord in the state of North Carolina has a significant interest in the continued vitality of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, aviation educational institutions, aviation organizations and community airports; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation and local airports, including Concord Regional Airport, have an immense economic impact on the city of Concord; and

    WHEREAS, North Carolina is home to 114 public-use airports that serve 14,055 pilots and 5,451 active general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, the state is home to 65 repair stations and 11 FAA-approved pilot schools, 2,560 student pilots and 2,379 flight instructors; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation contributes an annual economic impact of over $2 billion to North Carolina’s economy and supports 15,460 jobs; and

    WHEREAS, general aviation not only supports North Carolina’s economy, it improves overall quality of life by supporting emergency medical and healthcare services, law-enforcement, firefighting, disaster relief, and by transporting business travelers to their destinations quickly and safely; and

    WHEREAS, the nation’s aviation infrastructure represents an important public benefit, and Congressional oversight should be in place to ensure stable funding of this system;

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, J. Scott Padgett, Mayor of Concord, do hereby proclaim general aviation a vital strategic resource to the city of Concord and declare February 2015 to be General Aviation Appreciation Month.

    In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal to be affixed.

    J. Scott Padgett, Mayor

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