David Edwards to Speak at Economic Visionaries 2020

Article by: Bob Montgomery | Spartanburg Herald Journal

GSP Airport CEO David Edwards to deliver keynote address at Spartanburg Community College’s 2020 Economic Vision Celebration March 12.

David Edwards, president and CEO of Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District will be keynote speaker at Spartanburg Community College’s 2020 Economic Visionaries celebration March 12 at the Spartanburg Marriott.

The annual event is a way to recognize the contributions of businesses in Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties to the Upstate economy.

“A true visionary, Mr. Edwards managed an award-winning, innovative expansion of GSP International Airport that will strengthen the facility’s economic impact on on our region,” stated Bea Walters Smith, executive director of Advancement and the SCC Foundation.

Edwards has more than 30 years in airport management with experience in business development, properties, governmental affairs, operations and international marketing.

He has been president and CEO of the GSP Airport District since July 2009. He is responsible for the overall administration and development of the airport.

Under his leadership, passenger traffic has more than doubled with GSP poised to report a record year in 2019 with more than 2.5 million passengers flying into or out of the airport.

He also implemented a five-year, $127 million terminal renovation and modernization program that was completed in 2017.

“I am humbled and honored to participate in this recognition of our region’s Economic Visionaries,” Edwards stated. “The Upstate economy is fueled by companies and individuals who continuously seek to make a lasting impact on the lives of their employees, neighbors and customers.

“Thanks to the leadership and contributions of these outstanding companies, we can be assured of a more successful and prosperous future.”

At the event, four companies will be named Economic Visionaries based on their company size, innovative contributions and leadership in transforming the Upstate business community.Davi

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