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July 2010

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From Site Selection magazine, July 2010

McGhee Tyson Airport: Shovel-Ready, Business-Ready


he West Aviation Area at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, offers over 40 acres of shovel-ready building sites with easy access to two 9,000-foot runways. It's the perfect spot for any aerospace-related business including aircraft manufacturing or maintenance, air cargo and logistics operations, corporate aviation facilities, research and development centers, private hangars, and more.

Tennessee is recognized as one of America's best places for business. The Knoxville/Oak Ridge "Innovation Valley" offers companies low operating costs, a great quality of life for employees, and a skilled technical workforce. Regional R&D facilities at the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory anchor a technology cluster that is recognized as being among the best in the world.  

Continental Express Airlines and Pinnacle Airlines/Delta Connection both chose Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport for major aircraft maintenance centers, and the National Safe Skies Alliance located its headquarters and testing labs in the airport's West Aviation Area. On-airport building sites with direct taxiway access remain available in the West Aviation Area at attractive lease terms.

The airport's Tyson Centre complex offers Class-A office space ready for finishing and quick occupancy. Tyson Centre ( will ultimately provide over 260,000 square feet of space in a campus-like setting overlooking the West Aviation Area.

To learn more about McGhee Tyson Airport's real estate opportunities, contact Jim Evans, Vice President of Marketing for the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, at (865) 342-3001, or via email at

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