New construction, business growth continues near Punta Gorda Airport

Author: Nancy Semon, Gulfshore Business
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Development surrounding the Punta Gorda Airport continues to grow with 2.5 million square feet already developed and 1.5 million square feet planned, according to Charlotte County Economic Development Director Dave Gammon. 

During a presentation to Charlotte County Airport Authority, Gammon provided an overview of new businesses, buildings and construction underway in the area. 

“Cheney Brothers put us on the map,” said Gammon. 

Because of Cheney Brothers food distribution company, the industrial areas surrounding the airport began to be known as a distribution hub. Cheney Brothers had to have a distribution center in Charlotte County to serve both the Tampa and Naples markets. 

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