Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) applauded the announcement of a $10,895,537.00 grant from the Department of Transportation for the runway extension at Ogdensburg International Airport.

“This is great news for Ogdensburg and our region,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I am pleased that the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority continues to make progress on this important project that would significantly help our local economy. The runway extension plan at Ogdensburg International Airport would help facilitate low fare airline service to the region, expanding commerce, tourism and our local economy.”

After the proposed expansion, the airport will support between 125 and 135 jobs, compared to 53 in 2010. In addition, the total amount of direct and indirect economic activity that Ogdensburg International Airport produces could nearly double by 2017. The runway expansion will also bring an estimated 38,000 new passengers and their resources into the North Country.