October 30, 2018 1:39pm
Airport & Flight Expansions in the Works for Greater Louisville
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Big news this month for Louisville and our surrounding counties as the region adds more direct flights, lands several new projects, and a local company gains national recognition. Sign Up for GLI’s Monthly Economic Development Newsletter.
American Airlines will begin daily nonstop service out of Louisville International Airport on April 2.
The Tier 1 supplier to top automotive manufacturers has their regional headquarters in Hardin County, KY, and will increase their operational capacity in 2019 and 2020.
“Kentucky’s information technology sector has experienced steady growth in recent years, and we are pleased to see another local company planning an expansion right here in the commonwealth,” Governor Matt Bevin said.
The two-mile, four-lane parkway connects the Louie Dampier Bridge and KY 53. The parkway offers convenient full internal access to Oldham Reserve, a 1,000-acre publicly-owned property being developed for high-end office, retail, flex and residential uses.
The distillery will create 30 to 40 jobs and will pay more than $20 an hour on average. They have future plans to locate a craft brewery, tasting room and restaurant in the county.
The airport currently supports more than 55,000 takeoffs and landings every year, with two runways. Now, with the runway expansion, Clark Regional Airport is the fourth busiest general aviation airport in Indiana, according to information provided by SCRAA.