Grant “rescues” to airport concession companies; $ 15.5 million donated for pandemic recovery – The News Herald
Encouraging news couldn’t have come at a better time for businesses at the Detroit Metro Airport.
More than $ 15.5 million in federal funding is provided to airport companies through a grant made possible by the American Rescue Plan Act.
US Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) And Gary Peters (D-Mich.) Helped set up the grant to provide financial assistance to concession companies located inside the airport.
Stabenow commented after making the announcement on Wednesday with Peters.
She noted how hard hit businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at the airport in particular.
“These funds will provide the necessary support as our travel and tourism industry recovers from this pandemic,” she said.
Peters recognizes the airport as a vital economic hub for the state and county.
“I am delighted that the funding I have helped secure through the US bailout will allow the Detroit Metro to continue to connect our state’s businesses and travelers to important markets and destinations around the world.”
He said ensuring its success is essential to the state’s economic recovery.
Chad Newton, CEO of the Wayne County Airport Authority, said the award will allow “the airport team” to continue providing service to customers and ensure the airport remains a key contributor to economic recovery from southeast Michigan.