Construction Wrapping up at New St. George Airport
Construction Wrapping up at New St. George Airport means that St. George will be in a better position to create business opportunities for its residents. City leaders say the primary benefit for locals isn't flights but the promise of higher paying jobs in the community because St. George can now compete for business oportunities throughout the country. The total cost will be about 260 million and is the biggest construction project in the city's history. The existing airport will still be used but is too small for commercial jets. It's location on the bluff makes it prime real estate. This should expand the local economy and should increase the number of jobs, not only from new airport employees, but also from new businesses entering the market. In the past, it may not have been cost effective for these companies to have done business there but that barrier is now gone.