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C-130 military planes at the MB airport? New jobs, planes could soon come to the area

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More jobs could be headed to the Myrtle Beach International Airport if a new company moves into the area.

Currently, airport officials are in negotiations with companies who work on C-130 military transport airplanes, according to Mike Shelton, Myrtle Beach chief financial officer.

The company could bring between 50 and 100 jobs, Shelton said, with each paying about $30,000 per year.

The hanger would be located on The Market Common side of the airport.

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“We would need some sort of, some way to extend the taxiway from Shine Avenue to whatever the location of the hanger would be and they’ll need funding to put in stormwater and water and sewer infrastructure,” Shelton said.

Members of city council are discussing an ordinance that would change The Market Common master plan, directing money to the city, Horry County and Horry County schools.

Some of that money could be used to build the infrastructure for the hanger.

The Sun News has reached out to airport officials for further information on the company, but they did not immediately return a phone call.

Six U.S. Navy Blue Angel F-18 Hornets are practicing in the skies above Myrtle Beach airport on Thursday in preparation for this weekend's airshow.

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