Canandaigua Airport project could pay dividends in economic development effort locally

Big changes are coming to the Canandaigua Airport.

RochesterFirst.com reports that a new project would add approximately 3,000-square-feet of general aviation terminal to the airport.

“I think it’ll be a big change here,” said Bob Mincer, the Canandaigua Airport manager. “I see this airport as a destination, not only from aviators but from the community as well.”

He says the project will break ground this summer and mean more traffic. “More traffic is better,” said Mincer to RochesterFirst.com. “More fuel sales, more activity, and more involvement in general in aviation as a sport.”

Trees that get in the way of certain landings will also come down. As those do, the facility will become better.

The $1.485 million in funding was approved by the state in 2018.

Mike Manikowski, Ontario County Economic Developer tells RochesterFirst.com that the airport is crucial when it comes to attracting business.

“We want to use that asset to attract corporate offices, to attract other facilities to make it easy for tourists, or residents, or businesspeople to come to Ontario County to locate their business here,” Manikowski added.


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