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Posted on: September 30, 2021

Federal grant awarded for air center hangar expansion

The City of Roswell has been awarded a $2.8 million federal grant to expand the hangar used by an aviation business at the Roswell Air Center, allowing the business to grow in its capabilities and employ a greater number of people.

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Sept. 30 the CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant being awarded by the department’s Economic Development Administration. The expansion will occur in the hangar used by aircraft maintenance company CAVU Aerospace, which anticipates the project will allow it to create 45 new jobs at its Roswell Air Center facility. 

“As mayor, I am excited with the news that we have been awarded $2.8 million to move forward with the improvement and expansion of one of the city's key assets at the Roswell Air Center,” said Roswell Mayor Dennis Kintigh. “City staff has worked on this application for almost 18 months. I also want to especially thank U.S. Senator Ben Ray Lujan, who took the time to do a tour of the Roswell Air Center and see firsthand what this project will involve.” 

The U.S. Economic Development Administration news release announcing the grant can be found here

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