Columbus Technical College’s ability to provide tailor-fit job training opportunities was a big reason why aerospace giant, Cessna, decided to expand its Columbus operations. The company announced its $25 million investment at a groundbreaking ceremony at the new Muscogee Technology Park in Columbus on Wednesday, September 19th.
Cessna Plant Groundbreaking
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
(Left to Right) Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Stella Shulman, Columbus Mayor Jim Wetherington, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce President Mike Gaymon, Cessna Senior Vice President Ron Alberti, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, Georgia Dept. of Economic Development Commissioner Ken Stewart, and Columbus Economic Development Authority Chairman Bob Gilson all flip dirt at the groundbreaking of the Cessna expansion in Columbus.
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue addresses the crowd at the Cessna groundbreaking.
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (facing) talks with Columbus Technical College President Bob Jones.
An artist’s rendering shows what the new Cessna facility will look like. Construction is scheduled to be completed in just over one year.
Columbus Technical College and the Quick Start program were credited with helping the Chamber of Commerce bring the Cessna expansion to Columbus.
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