Division of Aviation Awards $2 Million to Albert J. Ellis Airport for Terminal Redevelopment Tuesday, March 11, 2014

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 $2 million in State Aid to Airports funds to the Albert J. Ellis Airport in Jacksonville for terminal redevelopment, including construction of General and Commercial service terminals. 

The 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 planning.

Albert J. Ellis Airport is a commercial aviation facility that has an approximate $191.9 million a year impact on North Carolina and supports more than 340 jobs, based on a 2012 statewide economic impact study.

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