WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Air Park has been recognized as the Best Airport in Ohio for the second year in a row by Ohio Business Magazine in its “Best in Ohio Business” Awards.
In announcing the winners, the magazine’s editors noted, “In our second annual Best in Ohio Business Awards, we wanted to honor the many businesses and services that make Ohio such a great place to do business.”
“We believe in collaboration,” said Dan Evers, Executive Director of the Clinton County Port Authority. “More importantly, our team puts it into practice daily – with our tenants, our vendors, and our community partners. This approach builds trust and heightens awareness of the capacity and opportunities that the Wilmington Air Park provides. That’s what allowed us to win this award.”
Individuals from across the state voted in the online competition for their favorite businesses and organizations in 96 categories, from architectural firms and chambers of commerce to meeting and event centers and dinner locations. Voting took place between August 23 and September 19.
The Wilmington Air Park utilized its presence on Twitter — @WilmingtonAirPk — and LinkedIn — @wilmington-air-park — to showcase the Air Park’s attributes and encourage people to vote.
“Our tenants provide market validation that this is an excellent location for aviation and air cargo operations. Our partners – operational partners at the airport and community partners – provide the support to make our capacity and opportunities a reality,” added Evers. “We think, and hope, that is a message that is becoming evident throughout Ohio and beyond.”
In the last year, the Wilmington Air Park reached 95 percent occupancy of its nearly 2.8 million square feet of tenant space.
Additionally, 481 million pounds of freight was shipped through the Air Park in the 12-month period ending June 2021. This level of air cargo activity made the Wilmington Air Park Ohio’s highest-volume cargo airport, and the 28th highest-volume airport in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The full list of categories, nominees, and winners is available at ohiobusinessmag.com/best-in-ohio-business/.
About the CCPA
The Clinton County Port Authority is a special purpose government formed to operate transportation infrastructure and lead economic development efforts.
Designated by the county, City of Wilmington, and the Wilmington CIC as the lead Economic Development agency for the county, it coordinates with the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio to attract jobs to the area.
It owns and operates the Wilmington Air Park, an integrated aviation and logistics business park located on 1,900 acres with nearly three million square feet of industrial, office, and hangar space. It is the highest volume cargo airport in Ohio and ranked 28th n the U.S. Learn more at www.ChooseClintonCountyOH.org.