Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview stands out from its competitors

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 01:35 PM.

The city lacks direct access from the south, but the planned Foy Shaw Industrial Parkway — a four-lane access road facilitated by the airport's land acquisition in 2011 — should complete the link between airport property and Highway 90.

While the first application for a grant to fund the road's construction was unsuccessful, airport staffers are eying other funding sources, including grants, Stage said.

Kay Rasmussen, the county Economic Development Council's interim president, has requested federal funding for Foy Shaw Parkway and paving Fairchild Road’s dirt portion.

Promising future

Recognitions, including winning the General Aviation Project of the Year for a new surfacing compound developed for the BAE Systems apron refurbishment, pique potential tenants’ interest. 

"That's the kind of stuff that gets our name out there," Stage said. "Companies look at it and say, 'Wow, this place is perfect for our operation.'

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