By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Wednesday, Congressman Robert Aderholt (R) from Haleyville announced that Northeast Alabama Regional Airport has been awarded a $1,891,600 grant by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Aderholt said that the City of Gadsden was receiving the money to pay for rehabilitation and construction of runways at the Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.
Congressman Aderholt said in a prepared statement, “This grant will help the City of Gadsden’s with its efforts to continue expanding economic development opportunities and is great news for our area. The Northeast Alabama Regional Airport is a key priority in growing our local and state economy and attracting new businesses and job creators to Etowah County and the surrounding area and I look forward to the project’s completion.”
Gadsden Mayor Sherman Guyton said, “The Northeast Alabama Regional Airport is a critical part of the City of Gadsden’s economic development goals. This DOT grant will fund runway improvements, enhance current military operations at the airport and help to attract private industry and investment to our area. We greatly appreciate Congressman Aderholt’s continued support of this project and his commitment to help bring jobs and economic opportunity to our area,” said Mayor of Gadsden Sherman Guyton.”
The Project is funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Improvement Program of the Federal Aviation Administration. Having easily access to corporate aircraft is important infrastructure for the Northeast Alabama area.
Congressman Aderholt represents Alabama’s Fourth Congressional District. The conservative Congressman is currently the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies for the House Appropriations Committee. He is also a member of the Committee’s Commerce, Justice and Science; and Homeland Security Subcommittees. Aderholt also serves on the Helsinki Commission.