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Albany airport officials continue work to get on GRAD list

GRAD Application to become certified. (Source:WALB) GRAD Application to become certified. (Source:WALB)
David Hamilton, Transportation Director (Source:WALB) David Hamilton, Transportation Director (Source:WALB)
The Albany airport would the second aviation related site to be GRAD Certified. (Source:WALB) The Albany airport would the second aviation related site to be GRAD Certified. (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Southwest Georgia Regional Airport officials hope they can duplicate Thrush's success on property they say is a prime spot for development.

They hope to attract new industry by earning the Georgia Ready for Accelerated Development Certification for 85-acres of undeveloped airport land.
The actual certification process hasn't started yet, but the airport's consultant is working to the get the property on the list.

"We have 85 acres of available land and hopefully one day if they want to expand or someone else wants to come in on those 85-acres and do something on the same line as Thrush,” said David Hamilton, Transportation Director. “We'll be excited about that as well."

If successful, the airport would be just the second aviation-related site in the state to be GRAD Certified.

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