Alliance members have identified several goals. We will enhance aesthetics, branding and safety around the airport and in nearby communities by improving signage, cleaning up roadways and so on. Funding will come from members and, potentially, from the new Airport West Community Improvement District and other CIDs that will be formed. The Alliance will sponsor an international airport development conference that will attract hundreds of global airport and development professionals to see the potential power of an aerotropolis in metro Atlanta.
Morevoer, the Alliance will create a blueprint for development and a marketing strategy to attract high-wage technology, manufacturing, cargo and logistics companies. Government and business leaders know development in any area near the airport will improve the quality of life in all of them.
Our commitment to better amenities and more livable communities will attract more top companies to the area. Porsche is excited about the opportunities in our new neighborhood. We are confident the entire region will support the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance.
Joseph Folz is general counsel and secretary for Porsche Cars North America.