Aviation Technology Park Proposed in Egg Harbor|
An aviation research and technology park is being proposed for a 55-acre site in Egg Harbor Township. U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (R-2nd District) made the announcement earlier this week about Aviation Research & Technology Park, saying, “Once off the ground, the proposed aviation park will bring additional high-skilled jobs into South Jersey and fuel innovation in the aviation-technology sector.” The parcel of land the center will be built on is controlled by the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center. LoBiondo’s office says the facility, which will be comprised of seven buildings, will employ 400 in high-paying, high-technology positions, in addition to support staff. Already onboard for the project are the Atlantic County Improvement Authority under the Atlantic County Executive Office; the Richard Stockton College; and the New Jersey Aviation Research and Technology Consortium, with the support of the FAA Technical Center. Several federal grants, totaling $700,000, have been secured for the project.