Business View Magazine | June 2019

168 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE JUNE 2019 Ft. Worth corporate radius, making it “still close enough to the market that a number of business operators choose us.” Courting more businesses to come to Denton is the job of its Economic Development Department, the Conventions and Business Bureau, and the Chamber of Commerce. “They are the marketing arm for the city,” and Gray says that the Airport works alongside them – literally. “Immediately adjacent to us is the city’s core industrial development area,” he remarks. “Peterbuilt is here; Target; Tetra Pak; a number of other corporations have either warehouse storage or assembly facilities immediately adjacent to the Airport. And when it comes to locating here - and it may not even be an aviation-related business - the Airport is a key piece of their decision making because they may need to be able to get customers to and from their facility.” As it stands now, Denton Enterprise Airport already makes a significant economic impact in the local community. “We generate about 1,400 jobs by having the Airport located here,” says Gray. “It generates $46 million in payroll and, roughly, $150 million in goods and services.” And Gray expects the 8th busiest airport in the state to continue on the same path. “Our City Council and the community here are extremely supportive of the Airport,” he says in conclusion. “And we continue to grow to meet the needs of the north Texas area.” PREFERRED VENDORS n Aerospace Instrument Support, Inc. Aerospace Instrument Support is a FAA & EASA 145 repair station (XI7R807J) located at the Denton Municipal Airport, just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Staffed with A&P’s, IA’a, pilots and avionics technicians, we understand the needs of our customers from every angle and pride ourselves on providing safe and comprehensive aircraft service. With capabilities ranging from instrument/accessory bench repairs to major avionics modifications and airframe maintenance, we are able to provide a one stop shop for all your aircraft needs. n Marklyn Jet Spares Photo by Daniel Warschun