NWA Regional Airport Receives $10M for Runway Work, Operations - Innovate Arkansas
NWA Regional Airport Receives $10M for Runway Work, Operations
By Mark Carter, 8/29/2012 10:06:39 AM
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill near Bentonville will receive federal funding of $10 million to rehabilitate its runway and for airfield operations.
The announcement was made Wednesday by members of Arkansas' congressional delegation: U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozeman, and U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of the 3rd District.
"The single, most important step we can take to create private-sector jobs is to invest in our infrastructure," Pryor said in a news release. "These federal funds will ensure the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport remains a vital travel hub in our state, bringing jobs, businesses, and economic development to northwest Arkansas."
Boozman: "As northwest Arkansas continues to grow, it is important that the region's infrastructure keeps pace. These funds will improve service at Northwest Arkansas Airport and ensure economic growth continues in the region which, in turn, will create more jobs in the private sector."
Womack: "Everyone knows that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport has been a critical factor in the economic vitality of northwest Arkansas over the years. The facility's growth and tremendous use over time is evidence to the important role it plays in our region, and these federal dollars - providing necessary improvements and rehabilitations to airport operations - will make certain that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport maintain that critical role for years to come."
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