The Chautauqua County Airport at Jamestown will receive $902,000 in state funding to renovate its aircraft hangar and other facilities.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced the project as part of a $23.6 million investment in 31 airports statewide. These projects are funded through the State Aviation Capital Grant Program initiative and complement the governor’s Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition, which provided $200 million to modernize airports across Upstate.
“New York’s airports represent the front door to our local communities and are critical to facilitating tourism and business development,” Cuomo said. “A world class airport is crucial to regional economic growth, and by investing in the modernization of our local airports we are creating vibrant communities where people want to live, work and play.”
Projects being awarded include the construction of new passenger amenities such as new wayfinding technologies, construction of new airplane hangars and fuel facilities, enhancements to safety and security, and expansion of vehicular parking facilities. These activities will help make the communities surrounding these airports more economically competitive with facilities in neighboring states.
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