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Gary Airport Receives Investment Proposals

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June 24, 2013 — Eight groups submitted proposals aimed at attracting business to Gary-Chicago International Airport.

Two of the proposals reportedly focus more on logistics than passenger service, and another recommends the airport be a home for a green jobs training center. They were among the responses to the Gary-Chicago International Airport Authority’s request for broad proposals from investors who would be willing to pump at least $100 million into the airport. Allegiant Air announced in May it plans to stop service to Gary in August.

Members of an ad hoc committee that’s working on a public-private partnership at the airport said they are encouraged by the proposals.

 

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