Lowcountry Aviation Company, a fully-integrated aviation service provider, is launching operations at the Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, South Carolina. The company’s $1.7 million investment is projected to create 36 new jobs in Colleton County.
The company’s new aviation facility will provide Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-regulated charter services, repair station services, engineering services, aircraft management, aircraft storage and fuel services for the general and business aviation markets. Lowcountry Aviation Company’s affiliate, Sky Arrow Aircraft Company, will perform FAA-regulated production of composite light aircraft, as well as technical support for the Sky Arrow family of airplanes.
As an incentive,the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. A $1,075,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant was also awarded to Colleton County to assist with costs of real property improvements.
“We are excited to begin the initial phase of our business strategy, and we are extremely thankful to the people of Walterboro, Colleton County and South Carolina for embracing us. Aviation is a team sport, and it will take all of us to build a fully-integrated general aviation business that addresses the market needs for excellence and superior levels of safety in FAA-regulated charter services, maintenance and composite light aircraft production and services. We look forward to doing our part to demonstrate the value of business, city, county and state collaboration toward economic development,” Marco Cavazzoni of Lowcountry Aviation Company explained.
“Lowcountry Aviation will be a great addition to the industrial community in Colleton County and our entire region. We are pleased to see another aviation-related company investing in our area, and we look forward to working with Marco and his team for many years to come. His company will provide 36 direct jobs and have an even larger impact on our regional economy through indirect and induced jobs,” SouthernCarolina Alliance Chairman Charles “Buddy” Phillips said.
“We are extremely pleased that Marco and Diane decided to locate their business in Colleton County. This is another global vote of confidence in Colleton County’s leadership and strong workforce. The Cavazzonis and Lowcountry Aviation bring world-class aeronautical talent to Walterboro. We look forward to the new higher-paying jobs and to a more productive airport,” Colleton County Economic Alliance Chairman Lee Petrolawicz added.
“Walterboro Colleton County Airport Commission is thrilled to welcome Lowcountry Aviation Company to the Lowcountry Regional Airport and Colleton County. The Cavazzoni family, by establishing themselves in the community, not only with investments but also their time and energy, has already made a huge impact on our local business community. The commission looks forward to a long and prosperous business partnership and the continued positive growth that Lowcountry Aviation brings to our airport,” said Walterboro-Colleton County Airport Commission.