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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Tom Emmer (MN-06) today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded St. Cloud Regional Airport a grant of $1,242,179 for the construction of a 1,600 foot taxiway to provide access to aircraft hangars. Due to growing demand, St. Cloud Regional Airport is quickly running out of hangar space. This grant would provide for infrastructure construction that would support additional development of the airport. 

“This grant award will help St. Cloud Regional Airport begin construction for additional taxiways,” said Congressman Emmer. “Investments in local infrastructure help our local economy by providing jobs and this investment will help Minnesotans in the Sixth Congressional District by expanding and developing a more efficient airport in the community.”

“We greatly appreciate the help of our congressional delegation in acquiring this needed funding for our airport,” said the Mayor of St. Cloud, Dave Kleis. “There is a demand for private hangars on the airport and this will allow for that development, which will help increase future aeronautical revenue at the airport.”