NJII will leverage its association with government, academia and industry to further research opportunities at NARTP, and to foster development of an aviation innovation hub in Atlantic County.
A corporation of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, NJII will provide NARTP with access to intellectual and technological resources to spur economic development.
The partnership will also develop and strengthen regional relationships between the technology park, the Federal Aviation Administration, William J. Hughes Technical Center, the Atlantic City International Airport and military installations such as Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, as well as other state and regional economic development organizations including the Atlantic County Economic Alliance.
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said the county made a significant investment in development of the technology park because of the clear and compelling need to broaden and diversify the regional economy, and that aviation offers significant opportunities.
The contract is for one year with an option to renew.