Appleton International Airport has received $4.7 million in grant money for improvements. The grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation on behalf of the Federal Aviation Administration.
“Appleton International Airport plays a critical role in supporting economic development in Northeast Wisconsin,” said Rep. Mike Gallagher, who helped secure the grants for the airport. “Past developments have allowed ATW to become one of the fastest-growing airports in the country, and the funding secured today will allow them to continue to build on this momentum.”
Appleton will receive $2.3 million from the Federal Airport Improvement Program, and Gallagher was instrumental in obtaining an additional $2.4 million in discretionary funding. Improvements will include 26,000 square yards of new taxiway, ramp and site readiness improvements.
“This funding will more than double ramp space in our Aviation Business Park,” Airport Director Abe Weber said. “Recent expansions by Gulfstream Aerospace and Air Wisconsin have really put Appleton on the map as a great location for aviation businesses. This grant comes just in time as we begin our next wave of expansion.”