Greensboro Fights For Honda Engine Plant

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Greensboro, N.C., already knows it will be home to the HondaJet, but it apparently wants more. All signs point to the joint GE/Honda engine plant being built at Burlington-Alamance (N.C.) Regional Airport, but Greensboro officials are trying to convince Honda to put the plant at its Piedmont-Triad International Airport alongside the airplane factory. Kathi Dubel, of Greensboro’s Economic Development Alliance, told the Greensboro News-Record that they’re still talking with Honda about the engine plant. Honda never comments on such things, according to spokesman Jeffrey Smith. But if actions speak louder than words, it looks like Burlington has the inside track. The News-Record quotes the Burlington Times-News as reporting that the local airport commission has bought 80 acres of land for an aviation enterprise known as the Big Wing. According to the News-Record, the same name has been used in reference to the proposed engine plant.