Smith Reynolds Airport Awarded Over $4M in CARES Act Funding

Smith Reynolds Airport Awarded Over $4M in CARES Act Funding

10:07am Apr 09, 2021
The funding will go towards making repairs at Smith Reynolds Airport, as well as creating jobs. Photo courtesy of Smith Reynolds Airport.

Winston-Salem’s Smith Reynolds Airport will receive over $4 million in funding meant to enhance the facility and spur job growth.  

The federal government has awarded $4.45 million to Forsyth County to repair structural damage the airport suffered during Hurricane Michael in 2018. The funding is also meant to offset economic adversity caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The CARES Act grant comes from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA). The EDA money will be matched with $1.6 million in local investment.

Governor Roy Cooper released a statement saying the funding “will go a long way in creating jobs, speeding up economic recovery, and supporting Forsyth County’s airport.”

According to a Department of Commerce news release, the grant is expected to create 200 jobs, retain another 100 positions, and generate $2.5 million in private investment.

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