Congressman Pete Visclosky announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $4,370,075 to Porter County Regional Airport. This grant will support a multistep process to enhance the runway at the airport, including the reconstruction of the existing runway. Specifically, the funding will support the second phase of an effort to rehabilitate 3,200 feet of the eastern portion of the runway.
“Projects that strengthen our transportation network generate economic activity and put people to work,” said Visclosky. “I congratulate Kyle Kuebler and the Porter County Regional Authority for their continued commitment to this important infrastructure project.”
“This funding represents the second 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,” Kyle J. Kuebler, Airport Director Porter County Regional Airport said.
The 2012 Indiana Airports’ Economic Impact Study indicates that the Porter County Regional Airport has an estimated economic impact of over $17.2 million annually.