Grant & Loan Awards: Jackson County


Jackson County

AIRGeorgia Fund: $1,615,940

Awarded: 03/07/2008

Applicant: Jackson County

AIRGeorgia funds to Jackson County, along with the Jackson County Airport Authority, to extend the Jackson County Airport’s existing 4,108 foot runway to 5,000 feet. In addition, a 900 foot by 35 foot parallel taxiway, a 300 foot runway safety area, lighting and signage improvements will also be added. There are several Level III airports in the area, but all are more than 30 minutes away including Gwinnett (47 minutes), Winder (35 minutes), Gainesville (42 minutes) and Athens (43 minutes). Several local businesses located in Jackson County frequently require air travel, but must use one of the other four airports (or Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson) to accommodate their corporate jets. It should be noted that the City of Braselton is one of Georgia’s 10 fastest growing cities. Also, Jackson County is the 32nd fastest growing county in the U.S. and ranks number seven in Georgia.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $1,882,760

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