Airport soars with $3 million grant

The funding will be used to build infrastructure such as roads, water, sewer, natural gas, electricity and broadband internet.

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April 15, 2022 - 2:13 PM

Allen County Regional Airport manager Robert Poydack and Thrive Allen County Economic Development Director Jonathon Goering are shown with an airplane in one of the hangars. The airport received a $3 million state grant to expand utilities and infrastructure for economic development. Photo by Vickie Moss

When opportunity came knocking, Allen County was ready.

For almost two years, county leaders had been laying the groundwork to provide infrastructure needs at the airport — roads, water, electricity, natural gas and broadband internet.

A state grant of nearly $3 million, along with a 25% match from the county, will help turn those plans into reality.

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