Tucson business and civic leaders announced a new plan to accelerate economic development at and around Tucson International Airport, including the creation of new business parks and transportation corridors.

The plan, known as the TIA 2019 Economic Blueprint, was unveiled Thursday at the annual meeting of Sun Corridor Inc., which entered an economic-development partnership with the Tucson Airport Authority in April 2018.

The blueprint — which includes some updated elements of TIA’s last master plan in 2014 — calls for the airport to team up with Sun Corridor and other local business groups and government agencies to leverage the airport location, with a focus on courting aerospace and defense and transportation and logistics businesses.

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