Community

OUR WHOLE
community IS
TAKING OFF.

With an expanded concourse, a new control tower, more parking, enhanced rental car capabilities and improved baggage inspection technology, Elevate is taking travel—and West Michigan—to new heights.

Partners

Community Business Supporters

Legislators and Sources of Funding

Senator Peters

Secured more than $1.2 million in federal funding in FY22 to implement safety upgrades and expand Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The Congressionally Directed Spending funds will help to support the expansion and widening of Concourse A, which includes safety upgrades, such as an updated fire alarm and public address system. Thanks to Senator Peters’ work, the draft FY23 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) budget includes funding for the design of a new Air Traffic Control Tower.

Senator Stabenow

Thanks to Senator Stabenow’s work, the draft FY23 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) budget includes funding for the design of a new Air Traffic Control Tower at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Representative Meijer

Supported H.R. 2471, the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act that will help to fund the Concourse A Expansion and Widening project. Representative Meijer continues to advocate for and support federal investment in a new Air Traffic Control Tower at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Representative Moolenaar

Representative Moolenaar continues to advocate for and support federal investment in a new Air Traffic Control Tower at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport will receive $8,687,870 from U.S. DOT’s Airport Terminal Grant Program, made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, or BIL, to support the addition of eight new passenger boarding bridges on its Concourse A expansion and widening project.

Airlines

Contractors

Artists

More information to come soon, stay tuned.

Economic Impact

Construction impact

23

gate counters

135

column enclosures

47800

square feet of metal panels

1780

total metal panels

Over 34 Business Partners
90% locally based business partners
  • Over 13,000 punched holes in a stainless steel column enclosure base
  • Over 132 miles of low voltage and copper wiring
  • Over 1,200 light fixtures added
  • Over 4,300 structural steel pieces
5,120 yards of concrete. Enough to build 16 miles of sidewalk.
26,105 Cubic Yards of Soil Handled. Enough to fill 176 dump trucks.
169

tons of steel decking

88000

lbs of aggregate used within the terrazzo flooring

11987

total number of ceramic tiles

1200

speakers added

128

tons of concrete reinforcing steel

14025

pieces of custom carpet tiles

129

total doors

1012

panes of glass

Long-term impact

$5,200,000,000 Total Economic Impact. $407,600,000 Project Elevate Investment.

*Estimated total Elevate capital expansion improvements.

271 Construction Jobs Created Annually.

Considered one the top 12 transformational projects that could reshape West Michigan’s ability to attract visitors, new residents, and employers.

40k jobs. Enough to employ everyone living in Cascade Township twice. $418 million in spend from visitors outside the region, anticipated.