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Cuomo Announces $250m for Upstate NY Airports

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week announced the state is making $250 million in funds available to transform and modernize airports in upstate New York and foster regional economic development.

The funds include $230 million through a new Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition for projects that promote and accelerate improved upstate commercial passenger service airports, and an additional $20 million through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program to support safety, infrastructure, and economic development projects at smaller airports.

“Our airports are the front doors of our state – they drive business and attract tourists from all around the world,” said Cuomo in a statement announcing the new initiative. “New York is leading the way among all other states in rebuilding and modernizing our airports, and these critical investments will allow us to continue to transform our airports into the 21st century facilities, fueling economic growth for decades to come.”

The public-use airports eligible for the competition include the Albany International (ALB), Niagara Falls International (IAG), Greater Binghamton Regional (BGM), Adirondack Regional (SLK), Ogdensburg International (OGS), Buffalo Niagara International (BUF), Plattsburg International (PBG), and Syracuse Hancock International (SYR) airports, as well as others.