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Sioux City receives $1 million grant for new aviation facility

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The City of Sioux City is receiving a million-dollar grant to help with the construction of a new $7 million aviation facility on city-owned land at Sioux Gateway Airport/Brigadier General Bud Day Field.

According to a news release, the city will build and own the facility and is in negotiations with a tenant to bring a proposal for a long-term lease agreement in the next 30 days.

The project would include the construction of a new 34,900 square foot aviation center with a flight school, two hangar bays, and two stories of office space.

The project is expected to create 42 new skilled jobs.

Construction of the new facility is anticipated to begin this year.

According to the news release, the new aviation center is expected to provide an increase in the number of airport operations, and needed hangar space, and support the 185th ANG.

The aviation center would partner with area schools and colleges for education and training opportunities, including a full accredited flight school.

The U.S. Department of Commencere announced the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding the grant from the Public Works Econominc Adjustment Assistance Program to the city.

Blake Branch

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