Businessman, innovator 'a very special person' to Crestview

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Paul Hsu — standing outside the Harvard University Center for Government and International Studies — has said that he and business partners will continue to create jobs that ensure Crestview's growth. His book, "Guardians of the Dream," published last week by Maxwell Publishing, talks about immigrants' contributions to the American dream.

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Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 17:13 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Local business leaders say the last person to get excited about recognition for Paul Hsu is Hsu himself, a businessman renowned for his modesty.

Hsu, the visionary behind multiple Okaloosa County military and technology firms, was scheduled to be guest of honor for the Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly breakfast. But flood damage resulted in its cancellation. 

Still, business leaders praise Hsu's achievements. 

"Dr. Hsu has created many businesses that hire lots of people and that provide very good jobs in this area," chamber President Dennis Mitchell said. "The guy is literally a technological genius beyond what you and I understand."

In 2009, Hsu partnered with Col. Bob Keller, owner of flight testing company Sunshine Aero Industries, to create Bob Sikes Airport's Crestview Technology Air Park, or C-TAP.

"We're partners in developing 25 acres for future aerospace enterprises out here," Keller said. "We're getting it into position for when the economy comes back."

During the March 2010 C-TAP groundbreaking, Hsu praised the area.



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