Upstate Airport Economic Development

January 17, 2017
By Stephanie West

Albany, NY – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38 million through Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition to jumpstart the airport’s $43 million overhaul of the North Country aviation gateway. This project will create 825 construction jobs.

“Transportation infrastructure is the bedrock of our economy and with these critical upgrades at the Plattsburgh International Airport, we are ensuring the North Country’s long-term economic prosperity for generations to come,” Governor Cuomo said. “This investment is about creating jobs and giving this region the transit hub it needs to thrive in a 21st century economy. We will continue investing in these critical projects to build for the future and make our upstate economies more competitive than ever before.”

To remain competitive in today’s global economy, New York is rebuilding the gateways to the state. A revitalized Plattsburgh International Airport has the potential to be a key economic driver for the North Country. While the airport’s $43 million re-imagination takes steps to improve passenger experience by increasing capacity and adding new retail and concession options, the most impactful components of this plan revolve around modernizing the facility to support the growing transportation equipment and aerospace industry in and around Plattsburgh and the entire North Country region.

January 16, 2017

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