Proclamations & Resolutions
Spartanburg, SC 2016
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    SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA

    PROCLAMATION

    WHEREAS, the Palmetto State is home to 6 commercial service airports, 61 general aviation airports, and 4 busy military airfields that provide essential support to South Carolina’s diversified business base, increasing population, and growing tourism industry; and

    WHEREAS, airports support and assist South Carolina in many ways, including recreational flying, providing a gateway to communities and tourist attractions, accommodating agricultural spraying, supporting air cargo and air freight shipments, helping law enforcement, supporting the military and its operations, providing access in times of emergency, and supporting medical needs and the medical profession; and

    WHEREAS, many businesses in our state rely on aviation, both commercial service and general aviation airports, for the efficient transportation of people and goods; and

    WHEREAS, with over 100 aerospace-related companies in the Palmetto State, aviation is a multi-billion dollar industry and, along with commercial service airports, general aviation airports, and military airfields, supports more than 70,000 jobs and contributes millions each year in tax benefits to state and local governments.

    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, Junie L. White, Mayor of the City of Spartanburg, on behalf of myself and my fellow City Councilmembers, do hereby proclaim August 17 -23, 2016 as:

    GENERAL AVIATION WEEK

    in the City of Spartanburg, and encourage all citizens to recognize general aviation for its significant contributions to our quality of life and economic growth and stability.

    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the City of Spartanburg to be affixed this 11th day of August 2016.

    Junie L. White, Mayor

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