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Treasure Coast International Airport to Unveil New Hanger at MRO Americas on April 25

St. Lucie County officials will be unveiling the conceptual plans for the new 30,000-square-foot hanger to be built inside the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park at the MRO Americas trade show on Tuesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. Islamorada Beer Company's North Brewery, which is located next to the Fort Pierce airport, will be part of the event, offering a chance to win a "Brewery Tour for Six."

Ideally situated between Orlando and Miami on Florida's east coast, the Treasure Coast International Airport and Businesses Park has received state and federal grants to build a $6 million hanger which will provide additional business opportunities inside the 3,600-acre aviation park.

Formerly known as the St. Lucie County International Airport (FAA Identifier: FPR), the airport is owned and operated by the St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners. The general aviation airport houses 12 Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) businesses that employ roughly 1,300 people with a $50 million payroll. The Treasure Coast International Airport handles more than 160,000 operations annually with 22,000 clearing Customs each year.

St. Lucie County has invested more than $261 million in infrastructure at the airport with plenty of room for future expansion. Most recently, construction crews are finalizing a $2.1 million renovation project to the airport's U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility, originally built in 1979, to compliment the newly renovated terminal building, which was a $5 million project completed in 2012.

The Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park has been experiencing a surge in activity and publicity. Twice in the past year, Air Force One has landed at and taken off from the airport with former President Obama vacationing in the area.

The airport has been named numerous times the top aviation-related Customs facility by, the largest provider of flight planning services for corporate and business aircraft in the United States, based on pilot surveys.

Generating more than $155 million in annual economic activity, the Treasure Coast International Airport and Business Park is located at 3000 Curtis King Blvd. in Fort Pierce. Conveniently situated between Central Florida and South Florida, St. Lucie County is within a two hour drive of both Orlando and Miami with access to more than 14 million people.

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