Rochester International Airport is extremely grateful for the local, state and federal collaboration to fund the Runway Safety Improvements.

Thank you to Sen. Dave Senjem, Sen. Carla Nelson, Rep. Duane Sauke, Rep. Tina Liebling, and Rep. Nels Pierson for ensuring the recent state bonding bill was passed.

The City of Rochester naming the Runway Safety Improvements their number one priority was key in demonstrating the importance of this project, along with the local funding commitment. Thank you, Rochester City Council and leadership.

The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Minnesota League of Municipalities led the way in securing support from more than 30 cities, chambers and organizations across our region.

The combined efforts of our local and state partners leveraged over $60 million in federal funds to be funneled into our region and will result in over 200 new jobs.

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RST extends its gratitude for all involved who paved the way for this massive project which will break ground this spring.

John Reed, RST Executive Director