Looks like Boeing is seeing a future for its operational expansion in right-to-work South Carolina,
The purchase "makes sense to protect any future growth plans the company may have," a spokesman said
Boeing's plans for the land were not immediately clear. Limehouse said the company had indicated plans to use the property, but that it had not shared any details.
"When we ask them what their plans are for the property, they always tell us 'We're not buying it to land-bank' and 'We build airplanes,'" Limehouse said.
But the purchase was hailed as a further sign of growing aerospace investment in the region.
"This is great news. It means Boeing is healthy and will certainly have more jobs for the future," Limehouse said. "We see the airport as an economic development engine."