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Andrews County Commissioners Approve New Airport Hanger to Help With Economic Growth

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By: Alexa Williams
NewsWest 9

ANDREWS- It was a unanimous vote Monday morning in Andrews Commissioners Court. Commissioners approved $1,269,800 for a new hangar at the Andrews County Airport.

"The economic development and us have been working together for the last two years to try to get some development here in Andrews and we're starting at the airport," Andrews County Judge, Richard Dolgener, said.

Andrews Economic Development gave the county $300,000 to help foot the bill for the new space.

Wesley Burnett, the Director of Economic Development in Andrews, tells NewsWest 9 this purchase will help both the city and county in big ways.

"It will help the county and the city because it makes the airport more viable and attractive to businesses that need the hanger space that want to land here," Burnett said.

The new hangar is for KCSI Aerial Patrol. The building will be 15,600 square feet and will house about six planes and the county also said the old hangar wont go to waste.

"The existing hanger they're in now will go to a maintenance operation for area pilots," Dolgener said.

Both the city and county said this is all in an effort to help the small town grow.

"We're just working together to make it a better airport and more marketable for businesses and private pilots," Burnett said

"It's going to be an nice looking building by the airport and edge of town so I think it's really going to help the airport," Dolgener said.

The County also said they are hoping the project will be complete by October of 2014.