Today, Lt. Governor Dan Forest released the following statement:
"North Carolina has a very rich history with aviation and innovation. Whether we want to admit it or not, electronic vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles will be here in the very near future. While we should always continue to attract existing businesses to this state, we should also be casting a vision for future opportunities. That is why I have been working with members of the General Assembly to secure funding to study what our state's capabilities are for this new technology, as well as create a roadmap to ensure North Carolina can be a leader in the production and supply chain of these vehicles. Finally, when this technology becomes available, we should explore those options as an opportunity for our National Guard and disaster recovery teams to utilize in saving the lives of our citizens. I look forward to leading this effort once the budget is signed into law."
- Contact: Jamey Falkenbury