Moses Lake port receiving additional money for AeroTEC project

By Cameron Probert, October 6, 2014, iFiberone

The Port of Moses Lake is getting an additional $200,000 to help finish an airplane hangar AeroTEC plans to use.

The Grant County commissioners agreed to give the port the money as part of a recent round of Strategic Infrastructure Program awards. The program uses sales tax to fund projects aimed at economic development.

The $200,000 grant follows a $500,000 low-interest loan from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board. The money is funding a 65,000-square-foot wide-body hangar at the Grant County International Airport.

The hangar will be used by AeroTEC for flight testing and certification of a Mitsubishi Regional Jet. The companies announced in July that AeroTEC was selected to test the MRJ 90.

The changes at the hangar include water and sewer lines, fire suppression, pavement and putting power lines underground.

AeroTEC plans on investing $8 million into the project and it will keep two permanent positions and create 24 new jobs.

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