Ga. airport seeks to extend runway to attract business

07/31/2013 | Rome News-Tribune (Ga.)

Mike Mathews, manager of Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in Rome, Ga., says that the lack of a 7,000-foot runway has prevented the airport from attracting aviation-related businesses. The airport is seeking funding to extend its runway by 1,000 feet, in order to attract more business and improve the airport's ability to turn a profit. "We want to be self-sufficient, not a burden on the taxpayers of Floyd County," Mathews said.

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