Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that the Porter County Regional Airport will receive a $1,437,732 grant award from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Airport Director Kyle Kuebler stated, “This funding represents the third round of programming, which enables the Porter County Regional Airport to continue the reconstruction of its most critical infrastructure asset, its primary east-west runway, allowing the Airport to safely and effectively continue to provide its air transportation accessibility and convenience to our community and region.”
This FAA funding is in addition to support from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA). Bill Hanna, RDA President and CEO, has stated, “Just like the airport in Gary, the Porter County Airport is a significant driver of regional economic activity. A 2012 estimate put its economic impact at more than $17 million annually.”
Congressman Visclosky stated, “I applaud the diligent and persistent efforts of Kyle Kuebler and the staff at the Porter County Regional Airport to identify and obtain federal funding opportunities. Investing in transportation infrastructure like the Porter County Airport is essential to growing the Northwest Indiana economy and drawing new families and businesses to our region.”
For additional information on the FAA and their grant awards click here.