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ribbon cutting for airplane hangar

City of Hickory, Burke County celebrate completion of 12,000-square-foot hangar at Hickory Regional Airport

City of Hickory and Burke County leaders gathered Monday morning to celebrate the completion of a new 12,000-square-foot airplane hangar at Hickory Regional Airport.

The City of Hickory and Burke County partnered to construct the new hangar to meet growing demand and enhance the airport’s ability to attract tax base and generate revenue. The new hangar provides enough space to accommodate up to four large aircraft.

Hickory Regional Airport, which is located within the City of Hickory and Burke County, is an incredible asset that presents significant economic development opportunities.

The City of Hickory is excited to give new planes a home at Hickory Regional Airport and continue its strong partnership with Burke County.

"As we work together with our local partners and make investments to further solidify Hickory Regional Airport as the aviation leader in Western North Carolina and a destination for aviation enthusiasts, there are no limits to the new heights we can reach," said Mayor Guess during the ribbon cutting.

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