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Darlene Waddell Named to Transition Team 


Darlene headshotRALEIGH - N.C. Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced recently that Darlene Waddell, long-time executive director for the Global TransPark Authority, will join a transition team supporting the integration of the N.C. Ports Authority and the Global TransPark with NCDOT. She begins her appointment Jan. 1.


"NCDOT is fortunate to have Darlene in this new role," said NCDOt Director of Strategic Initiatives Roberto Canales. "As a CPA, she is an asset to the team as we merge financial systems and internal processes."


In her new role, Waddell will work with the  State Ports Authority Senior Leadership Management team as they transition to NCDOT, and will be assisting with financial, accounting, strategic planning and foreign trade zone matters. She will work out of the ports offices in Wilmington and Morehead City.


Former state Commerce Secretary Jim Fain will continue to lead the Global TransPark as its president and Waddell will be available to assist the TransPark as needed.

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New GTP shell building nears completion


Construction on a new, 108,000 square-feet shell building at the N.C. Global TransPark (GTP) is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy soon. The building is designed for light manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.

The building will be the first of three planned facilities located on a 35-acre site just off of C.F. Harvey Parkway on Rouse Road, adjacent to a new 5.8 mile rail spur. The building will be sub-dividable and feature a 32-foot clear height and tilt-up construction. Leasing inquiries can be directed to Jim Fain. 






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Upcoming GTP 

Marketing Activities:


  Speed News

Commercial Aviation

Suppliers Conference

March 5-7, 2012


Aviation Week

MRO Americas/Military

April 3-5, 2012


Aviation Week

Civil Aviation

Manufacturer's Conference

May 5-7, 2012 


 GTP Expands Outreach Efforts 


The N.C. Global TransPark is expanding its community and public outreach efforts in order to increase statewide awareness of its progress and organizational changes within the agency.   

Recent outreach efforts have included presentations to the North Carolina Economic Developers Association (NCEDA), Kinston Exchange Club, and an upcoming presentation to the Wilmington Rotary on January 31st .


Organizations wishing to learn more about the GTP can contact Alanna King, Marketing and Communications Manager, to schedule a presentation.



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North Carolina's Global TransPark

Physical Address: 2780 Jetport Road, Suite A, Kinston, NC 28504

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1476, Kinston, NC 28501

(252) 522-4929 - FAX (252) 522-5778