WASHINGTON, DC – September 25, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, along with Representative Rick Nolan, today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Duluth International Airport $11,725,663 for infrastructure improvements.
“Improving our infrastructure not only supports good-paying jobs now, but it serves as a down payment on the long-term economic well-being of our state and country,” Klobuchar said. “By investing in the Duluth International Airport, we are helping create and support good-paying jobs across the Duluth area.”
“Duluth International Airport serves as a gateway to the Northland for people from all over the world and is home to the 148th Fighter Wing,” Franken said. “Making investments in our transportation and infrastructure systems is key to strengthening Minnesota’s economy. These critical infrastructure upgrades will improve airport safety in Duluth, help create jobs, and go a long way towards updating Minnesota’s overall transportation infrastructure.”
“This is tremendous news for the Duluth International Airport,” Nolan said. “As home to the 148th Fighter Wing and an important provider of transportation in the area, this airport is an integral part of our economy in the Eighth District. This funding will support good paying jobs in the Duluth area while promoting safe, efficient air travel.”
This grant will allow the airport to rehabilitate its runway, which will help create and support aviation-related jobs in the Duluth area.