RALEIGH — As part of the N.C. Department of
Transportation’s ongoing commitment to improving aviation in North Carolina,
the N.C. Division of Aviation awarded $180,000 in State Aid to Airports funds to
Rutherford County Airport in Rutherfordton for a capital improvement project.
funds will be used to help the airport purchase approximately 52 acres of
additional land to help in the future expansion of the airport terminal area on
the east side of the runway.
State Aid to Airports Program is NCDOT’s basic airport aid program. This
program provides funds for the purpose of planning, acquiring, constructing or
improving municipal, county and other publicly owned or controlled airports,
and to authorize related programs of aviation safety, promotions and long-range
County Airport has an approximate $3 million a year cumulative impact on North
Carolina and supports more than 20 jobs, based on a 2012 statewide economic
Since Gov. Bev Perdue took office
in 2009, the Division of Aviation has awarded more than $150 million in funding
to state airports. These funds enable airports across the state to provide
improvements that support economic development and job opportunities.
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