While executives at the planemaker remain silent, a city official in Vero Beach, FL announced last week it appears very likely Piper Aircraft Inc. will remain in the city, instead of locating its headquarters and upcoming PiperJet manufacturing center to one of two alternate, less-hurricane-prone locations. The Palm Beach Post reports officials in Indian River County are expected to vote this month on a lucrative $ 12 million incentive package to keep the planemaker in Vero Beach.
Piper was also looking at sites in Oklahoma City, OK and Albuquerque, NM -- cities that in recent years have seen booms in their respective aerospace industries.
Piper has been in Vero Beach 50 years. They´ve got 1,100 trained employees that do their job well. Piper is the largest private employer in Vero Beach and the city stands to gain 500 more jobs when the PiperJet plant is built.
According to Aero-News.Net