Governor Beverly Perdue attended the Global Transpark Authority's annual board of directors meeting Wednesday morning, and issued a challenge to board members.
Governor Perdue says she's proud of how far the Global Transpark has come and is looking forward to Spirit Aerosystems opening there next month, but she says the Transpark needs to attract more businesses.
She challenged board members to come up with short and long term strategic plans to attract new tenants to the Transpark, and wants to see progress by the end of the year.
The Transpark owes about 38 million dollars to the State Treasurer, but Perdue says right now the focus isn't on money it's on attracting new businesses and jobs to the area.
Transpark Board Members say a supply-chain management company that works with Spirit Aerosystems has moved into the Transpark and will be announced later this month.