Evansville Regional Airport to Undergo Renovations

Evansville Regional Airport to Undergo Renovations

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has approved Regional Cities Initiative funding to support the renovation of the Evansville Regional Airport Terminal.

“The Evansville Regional Airport is the gateway to Indiana’s Great Southwest, continuing to attract commerce, business and talent to the region” said Governor Mike Pence. “The renovations of the Evansville Airport will continue to set Indiana apart as the Crossroads of America. As our state enters its third century, it is connectivity projects like this that will keep Indiana soaring.”

“The Evansville Regional Airport is the gateway to Southwest Indiana and the first impression travelers receive,” said Beth McFadin Higgins, president of the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.  “It is important for this first impression to provide a welcoming environment along with the modern amenities of the 21st century traveler.”

The Evansville Regional Terminal Building was designed 30 years ago, and must undergo infrastructure updates in order to remain functional and competitive. Functional improvements to the airport include reconfiguring the TSA security gates, increasing the utilization of jet ways and updating their terminal’s restrooms, restaurants and parking. Additionally, the airport will undergo renovations to update its appearance.

The updated terminal will improve the region’s connectivity and help local companies grow their businesses, attract talent, develop new customers and improve the quality of supply chains. Design work and bid packages should be finished within the coming weeks.

Total Project Investment: $12.36 million
State funding: $5 million

“Evansville Regional Airport is an important driver of economic activity in the region, so making investments that lay the groundwork for additional, affordable choices for flyers and better facilities for passengers is incredibly important,” said Doug Joest, executive director of the Evansville-Vanderburgh Airport Authority District.  “The Regional Cities funding will help the airport create a modern and streamlined terminal with an impressive front door to the community.”