Renegade Manufacturer Relocates to SLC Airport
“The relocation will enable the company to take its Lycoming-powered fleet of US built aircraft forward at a rapid pace. The new Renegade facility will now host a full engineering department, composite / paint shop, along with a full LSA Avionics shop and a new research and development suite that will completely focus on bringing new models to the market,” said Philip Wyatt, marketing director.
“We are thrilled that Renegade chose to reinvest nearly $2 million in the Ft. Pierce facility and to hire 75 new employees,” said St. Lucie County Administrator Faye Outlaw, MPA, ICMA-CM. “Given all the choices that an employer like Renegade has, this is a vote of confidence in St. Lucie County as a good place to grow business.” A job growth investment grant and county-approved tax abatement contributed in part to Renegade’s decision to relocate.
“The EDC is proud to facilitate a good working relationship between Renegade and St. Lucie’s county government to speed construction and help the company begin its new manufacturing approach to meet consumer demand,” Pelton said. If your business is considering relocating to or expanding in St. Lucie County, the EDC stands ready to help you take your business to the next level. For more information contact the EDC.
About the EDC of St. Lucie County
The Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to encourage a competitive environment that nurtures clusters of industries employing state-of-the-art technologies, a skilled workforce, and that stimulates economic growth through expansion of the private sector within St. Lucie County and the Research Coast.
About Renegade Light Sport
Renegade Light Sport is a manufacturer of light sport aircraft. They specialize in building aircraft, teaching FAA certified repairman’s courses and offering private and sport pilot training. Each of their products has undergone years of production experience and design improvements. For more information, visit: www.renegadelightsport.com.