Thursday, January 13, 2011

Owensboro airport is key to attracting businesses

By Dave Kirk

DAVIESS CO, KY (WFIE) - A top official from Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet says Owensboro's airport will be a key to attracting new businesses to the area.

Deputy commissioner Henry Lackey told Green River Development officials that having an efficient airport with regular flights attracts companies and brings in new jobs.

Lackey says, "Aviation is a major part of any type of industrial economic development improvement. If you don't have a nice infrastructure that includes aviation and a nice facility that's another mark against your county."

Lackey says the longer runway at Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport is a step in the right direction to bring more business opportunities to western Kentucky.