September 24, 2023

Reminder: AeroPark Update Thursday


Learn about the growth and expansion of the AeroPark Innovation District with The Patuxent Partnership from 8:30 to 10 am Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Located in St Mary’s County, MD, the AeroPark Innovation District is an emerging ecosystem encouraging new ideas, opportunities, and engagement. AeroPark serves as a place for resource sharing and idea exchange through a planned growth effort that includes increased connectivity to existing industry, education, and research facilities and adjoining neighborhoods and retail space.

The St. Mary’s County Regional Airport in California is at the core of AeroPark. In addition, existing research and education facilities exploring unmanned systems development along with innovation-focused commercial aviation industry partners provide the foundation elements of the district.

Tentative topics include:

  • Economic Development Overview – Chris Kaselemis, director of the Department of Economic Development
  • Aeropark – growth and runway expansion – Ken Reed
  • Aeropark Terminal Renovation – Allison Swint
  • Traffic/Roadwork updates – Gary Whipple of the St. Mary’s Department of Public Works
  • SMART Building (at USMSM) and connectivity – Matt Scassero, director of Research, Innovation and Outreach
  • Education – So. MD Youth in Aviation — BJ Hall and Tommy Herndon
  • A&P Requirements — Tom Jarboe
  • Tech Jobs Rule opportunities

AeroPark is home to a diverse group of players including:

  • The regional airport and associated general aviation hangars
  • University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland existing facilities with the addition of the new Smart building
  • University of Maryland Unmanned Aerial System Test Site
  • TechPort business accelerator
  • A wide range of specialized aviation and aeronautic companies
  • Wildewood Professional and Technology Park and retail areas
  • The industrial area along Airport View Drive

Registration is complimentary for all attendees. Register here.

About The Patuxent Partnership

The Patuxent Partnership is a nonprofit member organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia to advance education through STEM-based initiatives; to advance technology through speaker programs, forums, and networking; to advance science and technology transfer through the exchange of ideas, information, and data related to technologies; and to increase workforce development through an array of initiatives.

To learn more about The Patuxent Partnership and its programs, visit its Leader member page.

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