U.S. Senators Mark Pryor and John Boozman, along with Congressman Steve Womack, today announced the government funding.
"The single, most important step we can take to create private-sector jobs is to invest in our infrastructure," Pryor said. "These federal funds will ensure the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport remains a vital travel hub in our state, bringing jobs, businesses, and economic development to northwest Arkansas."
"As northwest Arkansas continues to grow, it is important that the region's infrastructure keeps pace. These funds will improve service at Northwest Arkansas Airport and ensure economic growth continues in the region which, in turn, will create more jobs in the private sector," Boozman said.
"Everyone knows that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport has been a critical factor in the economic vitality of northwest Arkansas over the years," said Womack. "The facility's growth and tremendous use over time is evidence to the important role it plays in our region, and these federal dollars - providing necessary improvements and rehabilitations to airport operations - will make certain that the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport maintain that critical role for years to come."