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TLH to receive over $1 million thanks to federal grant

Tallahassee International Airport
Posted at 3:42 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-23 15:48:25-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Tallahassee International Airport is receiving over $1 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday, that TLH has received a $ 1.77 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The grant funds will be used for the design of an International Passenger Processing Facility (IPPF) and associated Federal Inspection Station (FIS) at TLH.

“This processing facility will provide the ability for goods to be shipped to and received from worldwide destinations,” Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey said. “Tallahassee’s ability to import and export internationally will help to further grow our local economy and is great news for our community and businesses across our region.”

In anticipation of receiving the grant, the City Commission approved moving forward with the grant agreement at its July meeting.

Next steps include the development of a proposed Foreign Trade Zone, which will support current commercial stakeholders and serve as a substantial economic development tool.

The new Foreign Trade Zone, once approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, is expected to stimulate economic growth and accelerate the recruitment of new commerce to the region.

For more information about TLH, visit FlyTallahassee.com