Tift County leaders hope a runway expansion will help more money fly into the county.
The runway at Henry Tift Myers Airport will be lengthened from one thousand feet to 5,00 feet.
The airport will also be the new home of the Tift County Fire department.
Expanding the runway will allow large cargo planes to fly into the airport.
County Commissioners believe it will bring in more business.
"We're growing we are moving in every direction and this is just part of our growth," Grady Thompson said.
The total cost of the project is $5,000,000.
15% will be paid for by the county.The rest will come from Federal and State Funding.