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AeroPark Innovation District Update

June 30, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am

What’s Happening at the AeroPark Innovation District

Thurs, June 30th at 8:30am ET
SMART Building, University System of MD at Southern MD (USMSM)



Learn about the growth and expansion of St. Mary’s County – AeroPark Innovation District!

Located in St Mary’s County, Maryland, AeroPark Innovation District is an emerging ecosystem encouraging new ideas, opportunities and engagement. AeroPark serves as a place for resource sharing and idea exchange through a planned growth effort that includes increased connectivity to existing industry, education and research facilities and adjoining neighborhoods and retail space.

A centrally located and active regional airport is at the core of AeroPark. In addition, existing research and education facilities exploring unmanned systems development along with innovation-focused commercial aviation industry partners provide the foundation elements of the district.

*Economic Development Overview –Chris Kaselemis, AICP, Director, St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development
*Aeropark – growth and runway expansion – Ken Reed, Managing Member, S Hunt Aero, LLC
*Aeropark Terminal Renovation – Allison Swint, Deputy Director, Transportation Division, Department of Public Works & Transportation
*A&P Requirements –Tom Jarboe, President CEO, Airtech
*East Coast Chapter Tuskegee Airmen, Inc (ECCTAI), SOMD Youth in Aviation Program (YIAP) –William R Hall III, MBA, PMP and Tommy Herndon, Director of Operations, Compliance Corporation
*SMART Matrix Lab (at University System of Maryland, Southern MD USMSM) and connectivity – Matt Scassero, Director of Research, Innovation and Outreach, A. James Clark Engineering School at Univ of MD at USMSM
*Traffic/Roadwork updates – Gary Whipple, St. Mary’s County Dept of Public Works

Learn more about AeroPark here.

 AeroPark is home to a diverse group of players including:

  • The regional airport and associated general aviation hangars
  • University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland existing facilities with the addition of the new Smart building,
  • University of Maryland Unmanned Aerial System Test Site
  • TechPort business accelerator
  • A wide range of specialized aviation and aeronautic companies
  • The Wildewood Professional and Technology Park and retail areas
  • The industrial area along Airport View Drive.


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June 30, 2022
8:30 am - 10:00 am


University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland – SMART Building
44219 Airport Road
California, MD 20619 United States
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