What will a new airport do for Tompkins County’s economy?

Ithaca Times cited comments by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the role of airports in a region’s economic development.

The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will be receiving $14.2 million in state funds to upgrade the facility from a small, regional waystop into one that can field international passengers, Governor Andrew Cuomo said in an announcement at the facility on Thursday.

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