DEED Awards $681,000 in Airport Infrastructure Grants
10 Jul 2020
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $681,000 in grants to Alexandria, the Duluth Airport Authority and Elbow Lake.
“These grants will create jobs and expand economic development opportunities in the Greater Minnesota communities receiving these grants,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “This is an important investment as Minnesota’s economy begins to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 over the coming months.”
“I created and designed the Air Grants bill last year because I wanted to help smaller communities take advantage of the tremendous economic opportunities that local and regional airports offer,” said Sen. John Jasinski (R-Faribault), the Senate author of the Air Grants bill. “I am excited to see the rewards that Alexandria, Duluth, and Elbow lake will be able to reap from this first round of funding.”