07.09.15

Senators Peters, Stabenow Announce Support for Houghton County Airport

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the Houghton County Memorial Airport to help rehabilitate the concrete of its apron, the area of an airport where aircraft are parked. The $856,203 grant comes through the U.S. Department of Transportation.

"Investing in Michigan's transportation infrastructure boosts our regional competitiveness and helps create jobs in our state," Senator Peters said. "This support for the Houghton County Memorial Airport will improve travel and encourage economic growth in the Keweenaw Peninsula."

"This investment will make travelling to and from the Upper Peninsula safer and more efficient," said Senator Stabenow. "By supporting Houghton Airport, we're also encouraging businesses to invest in the region and create jobs."

More information on the Department of Transportation Grant program can be found at http://www.dot.gov/grants.

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