DHL to donate Wilmington Air Park to community

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January 6: The Dayton Daily News says that DHL Express is to donate its Wilmington Air Park airport in Ohio, USA for redevelopment and use as an airport and commerce park.
Wilmington Air Park was used as a freight hub by the company until closure last year, resulting in the loss of 8,000 jobs. Under the donation, DHL would hand over the 1,500 acre site to the Clinton County Port Authority – the airport has two runways, a control tower, dozens of buildings and more than 1 million square feet of cargo-sorting space valued at over $62 million.
“DHL Express and the port authority are pleased about the prospects of this solution supporting the region and people of Wilmington, and are very hopeful that such a donation could serve as a stimulus for redevelopment and future commerce in south-western Ohio,” the two concerns said in a joint statement.