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Airport project receiving state funding support

PASCO — The Port of Pasco will receive state Community Economic Revitalization Board funding following approval Jan. 20.

The Port will receive a $2.24 million loan and a $736,999 grant for its Tri-Cities Airport Business Center Road/Taxiway Project.

The funding is part of $3.94 million and $1.14 million in grants approved for economic development and public infrastructure improvements being awarded by the state agency.

The Tri-Cities Airport Business Center Road/Taxiway Project will build 2,000 feet of new, two-lane road, including curb, gutter and sidewalk, municipal water and sewer main, and 2,000 feet of taxiway at the airport in Pasco.

Officials said the project should create 412 new jobs above the county's median wage.

In addition to the state funds, Solgen Power, LLC is investing $5 million in the project to expand renewable, solar power operations near the airport, officials said.

The state funds have to be match by $736,999 in local resources, officials said.

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