Carroll officials are planning visits to four regional airports to learn how to best draw business to Carroll County Regional Airport, which is expanding.
General Services Director J. Michael Evans said he and Eileen Shields, marketing manager in the Office of Economic Development, were to begin the visits yesterday.
Ms. Shields will draft a marketing plan for the airport to attract service businesses such as maintenance facilities, repair shops, offices, charter services and car rental businesses, Mr. Evans told county commissioners.
Mr. Evans and Ms. Shields plan to visit Martin State Airport in Middle River and airports in Easton, Winchester, Va., and Reading, Pa.
The county broke ground last month for a 5,100-foot runway.