Grant & Loan Awards: Elbert County


Elbert County

AIRGeorgia Fund: $1,323,210

Awarded: 12/15/2010

Applicant: Elbert County

AIRGeorgia grant funds will be used to assist with improvements to the Elbert County Patz Field Airport. The proposed improvements will extend the runway from 4,002 feet to 5,000 feet. Currently, the Airport is home to 22 based aircraft producing an estimated 6,500 annual aircraft operations. Tourism and manufacturing is expected to benefit from the increased runway length. Tourists to the Richard B. Russell State Park, Arrowhead Point Golf Course and Bobby Brown State Park which are located just a few miles from the airport would be more compelled to use the airport. In addition, the Elberton Industrial Park located adjacent to Georgia Highway 72 is over 100 acres with all utilities and infrastructure in place. The County plans on the proposed improvements attracting a greater number of larger based aircraft to the airport, resulting in increased revenue and solidifying tourism and business growth in Elbert County and surrounding counties including Madison, Oglethorpe and Lincoln.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $1,954,120

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