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The National Aviation Research and Technology Park in partnership with the Atlantic County Improvement Authority and Atlantic County government will hold a ribbon cutting program for the first building in the park on Wednesday, June 19 at 10 AM at 600 Aviation Research Boulevard, Egg Harbor Township.
Tenants in the park include General Dynamics Information Technology, Thunderbolt Software, LLC, the FAA LIFT Lab, the NARTP office, and the Atlantic County Institute of Technology Aviation Program. The building also contains space for small business incubators for aviation related start ups. Upon full build out, the park will consist of seven buildings with 400,000 square ft. of Class A research and development space. The NARTP is an integral component in an Aviation Innovation Hub.
The National Aviation Research and Technology Park is a 501(c) (3) non-profit auxiliary organization of Stockton University dedicated to facilitating research and development, innovation, and commercialization of emerging aviation technologies. The park is located on a 58-acre parcel adjoining the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, a facility dedicated to research, development, and sustainment of the National Airspace System, and the Atlantic City International Airport, a designated Smart Airport Research Test Bed Facility.
Current research partners include Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, the National Institute of Aerospace, Rowan University and Stockton University.
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ATLANTIC CITY , NJ April 26, 2019 the Atlantic City Police Department elevated 18 Special Law Enforcement, Class II officers to Police Officer. The newly hired were sworn in at a ceremony in the Henry E. “Hank” Tyner Memorial Council Chambers at City Hall. We congratulate the officers and their families on this special accomplishment. The new police officers will be assigned to the Operations Division.
The elevation of these officers was made possible by a grant from the Casino Reinvestment
Development Authority (CRDA).
Elevated from Special Law Enforcement, Class II officers to Police Officer-
LaQuay Green Sr
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Author, environmental attorney, and founder of the Green Amendment for the Generations Movement, Maya K. van Rossum, will be the guest speaker at the May 1 meeting of the Atlantic County Parks and Environment Advisory Board at 7 PM at the Canale Training Center, 5033 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township.
Van Rossum will lead a discussion about a new tool for environmental preservation that will inspire a new way of thinking from both a policy and legal perspective. She will also focus on how to secure the rights to pure water, clean air, and a healthy environment for present and future generations.
The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call (609) 625-1897.
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The $212.7 million county budget introduced by County Executive Dennis Levinson earlier this year was adopted by the Atlantic County Board of Freeholders, 8-0, on March 12.
“The 2019 county budget is $5 million less than last year with a nearly 2-cent reduction in the general purpose tax and no tax increase. We are extremely proud of this fiscally conservative spending plan,” stated Levinson. “We continue to put the interests of our taxpayers first.”
Levinson noted, however, that this does not mean the county is resting on its laurels, but rather, it is actively implementing its countywide economic development strategy to attract, retain and grow business in Atlantic County.
“While we have maintained our strong financial management practices, as recognized by both Moody’s Investors and Standard and Poor’s financial services, we have exercised foresight in planning for our future and that of our children and grandchildren so they may be able to stay and thrive in Atlantic County.”
Part of this effort includes development of the National Aviation Research and Technology Park. Its mission is to enhance aviation sciences by creating a consortium of industrial, academic and governmental partnerships that will promote sustained economic growth and job creation in Atlantic County and throughout New Jersey.
“The park’s first building was completed on schedule and on budget. Based on increasing interest, we are developing plans for the second of seven buildings,” Levinson said.
The NARTP is also included in a newly created aviation innovation hub comprising a one-mile area around the FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center, the nation’s premier air transportation testing facility, and the Atlantic City International Airport, which has recently been designated as a Smart Airport test bed research facility.
“Atlantic County is now the center point of an emerging aviation industry in New Jersey. We have developed strategic partnerships with major aviation companies and institutions including Boeing, Lockheed, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, National Institute of Aviation, General Dynamics, the FAA, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and more.”
Levinson is also excited about opportunities for the development of offshore wind energy that will also create new jobs, many of which will require similar skills to those in aviation repair and maintenance. The county is working with Embry-Riddle to implement its aviation STEM initiative in local high schools. The program will enable successful students to earn college credits and industry certifications prior to graduating.
“The goal is to help improve the skills of our workforce to meet the growing needs of technology-related fields and make it more attractive to potential employers,” he said.
“Atlantic County residents and taxpayers can be assured that their county government is hard at work for their benefit. We are in sound financial shape with good reason to be optimistic about our future.”