Grant & Loan Awards: Meriwether County


Meriwether County

AIRGeorgia Fund: $2,185,980

Awarded: 12/01/2008

Applicant: Meriwether County

AIRGeorgia funds to assist with the extension of the 3,000 ft runway to 5,000 ft and rehabilitate and overlay the existing runway. With five industrial parks within 20 miles of the airport, the ramping up of the KIA project and location decisions by key suppliers such as Dongwon, along with the success of the tourism industry in Warm Springs, it is critical to have the capacity to land business aircraft and corporate jets in this region of Georgia. The expansion will also strengthen the competiveness of neighboring Spalding, Pike and Talbot Counties. The airport extension is the first of a series of proposed airport improvements that include a new t-hangar, new apron, expansion of existing aircraft parking apron, planned future corporate hangars, new modern terminal building, and safety and security upgrades. The County recognizes that its ability to compete globally hinges in part on its capacity to land corporate clients, prospects, tourists and other visitors at the local level.

Total Budgeted Project Cost: $3,302,570

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