U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1 Million in City of Bristow to Help Airport Retain and Attract Business
Contact: EDA Public Affairs Department, (202) 482-4085
August 19, 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1 million to the City of Bristow, Okla., to aid in infrastructure improvements at the Bristow Airport. The improvement project will help retain existing business and attract other business to Bristow and the surrounding areas.
“The Economic Development Administration is committed to ensuring that our communities and regions have the critical infrastructure they need to support businesses and jobs,” said Secretary Pritzker. “This EDA grant will enable a new airport runway to be built at Bristow Airport to support established businesses and attract new business.”
EDA’s investment will support airport runway improvements and expansion. The new, expanded runway will be 4,000 feet in length and 75 feet wide with a connecting taxiway. The new airport configuration will allow for greater improved capacity for use by manufacturing and industrial operations, and will help retain existing businesses while providing an environment to attract new business. The investment is expected to retain 245 jobs.
About the U.S. Economic Development Administration
The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth. To learn more about EDA, visit www.eda.gov.