Governor Beverly Perdue was in eastern Carolina Tuesday talking about her expectations for aerospace technology in North Carolina.
Perdue met with the Global TransPark board in Kinston.
Spirit Aerosystems says it will begin hiring next year and will continue to work with surrounding community colleges to prepare future workers for when the company opens its doors.
Perdue also discussed the potential for other businesses to come to Eastern Carolina and enhance aerospace technology.
In an earlier story, WITN reported that Spirit had requested $5 billion from the federal government for rail improvements. Spirit says while the rail improvements to the TransPark were part of the state incentive package, the estimated total cost of those improvement are $32.75 million.