Southern California Logistics Airport booster honored
Inland Empire business and government officials recognized former General Electric and McDonnell Douglas executive Jim Worsham last week as the Inland Southern California Global Leader of the Year.
Worsham's efforts in bringing aviation-related businesses to the Southern California Logistics Airport, including global corporations such as Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Leading Edge, were cited during the presentation Thursday.
As a member of Stirling Enterprises, the developer of SCLA, Worsham leveraged his former business contacts to promote business development at the airport.
The San Bernardino area lost thousands of jobs when the former military airbase closed in 1992. With federal assistance, local officials developed a reuse plan to convert the base into a logistics center. Since then the airport has become a dedicated air cargo facility and an 8,500-acre multimodal business complex integrating manufacturing, industrial and office facilities with business representing, among others, air cargo, aviation maintenance, flight training and charter air service industries.