by Duluth News Tribune
January 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
New airplane manufacturer, headed by former CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, is expected to create up to 600 jobs. Continue Reading
Tags: Business, cirrus, city of superior, douglas county, superior, Wisconsin 9 Comments »
I’m very happy for Superior. This is the shot in the arm they need. I wish Kestrel long success in Superior and I am highly impressed with the delegation that put this complex and competitive financial package together. Good on you! I certainly think they are due a big thanks from the citizens. (I’m not one of them btw!)
This new business will benefit the whole of the Twin Ports even if Superior and Wisconsin eventually receive the tax revenue from the initial construction and manufacture of the aeroplanes.
Duluth stands to directly benefit from this benefit because it bolsters the AEROSPACE industry cluster which Dlth has been trying to cultivate since Northwest Airbus and Cirrus came. It further showcases the Duluth-Superior conurbation as a place to design, build, market and demo personal aircraft.
Even the employees at Cirrus, SCS, and other local suppliers to the aviation sector will benefit as more work flows in and job opps become available in a broader spectrum of posts and employers.
Lk Sup College’s programs will expand with more students, instructors, etc and more people will be drawn to the Twin Ports to buy/demo/train to pilot the planes.
Basically it will create synergies.
I just hope the unions don’t screw this up like they did at Northwest’s DLH Airbus maintenance facility.
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Must be a blow for the fine folks in Brunswick, Maine. Hey, they’re not flush with jobs up there either and it’s just as beautiful there as the Northland.
Too bad we couldn’t steal back some of the industry that split for Texas, Arizona, South Dakota and elsewhere instead of competing against our other northern border brethren.
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Congrats to the City of Superior. Good work!!! Looks like Wisconsins business climate is improving nicely. Learn from them Minnesota.
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In principle this is no different than the Solyndra fiasco. And the fact that Kleptomier can’t raise private capital for his venture tells me it will end up the same way. The only qestion is how many tax dollars will be consumed ultimately before they close the doors.
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David: Why don’t you go hibernate under a rotting tree in the woods, especially where there’s no WiFi.
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You have a nice day too sir.
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David…if you know someone is pissing in your cheerios every morning, why do you continue to eat them?
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I hope this is a sign, indicating small milling shops will have opportunities to bid on manufacturing some of the components.
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Although part of me is happy about this announcement (maybe I could get a job there), it does remain to be seen who will be left paying for it in the long run. If it succeeds long term then its a good thing.
Plus, filthy rich people have been flying inferior personal aircraft for too long now, I’m happy we can help make them more comfortable.
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