Two airports awarded $14.9 million grant for infrastructure projects

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The U.S. Department of Transportation annpunced $14.9 million in airport infrastructure grants to two airports in the state of North Carolina.

Asheville Regional Airport will receive $10 million to fund the airport terminal rehabilitation, while Coastal Carolina Regional in New Bern is getting $4.9 million to fund construction of an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Station.

Aviation is an important part of the U.S. economy. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. civil aviation supports more than 5% of U.S. gross domestic product; $1.6 trillion in economic activity; and nearly 11 million jobs.

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