Project supports the creation of 171 new jobs
Release date: November 16, 2019
Outagamie County will receive $1 million from the Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) program of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The funds will be used to construct a roundabout, which will provide better and safer access to a new Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul facility.
The new Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation hangar is currently under construction at the Appleton International Airport and expected to be complete in spring 2019. Gulfstream designs, develops, manufactures, services and supports the technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. The business will create 171 new full-time jobs.
“The TEA program enables us to make a significant impact at the local level,” said WisDOT Secretary Dave Ross. “These transportation improvements support economic development.”
The total cost for the infrastructure project at the intersection of County B and Atlantis Drive is estimated at $2.5 million. The remainder of the project funding is being provided by Outagamie County. Construction is expected to begin in March 2019 and be complete by fall 2019.
The TEA Program
The TEA program provides financial assistance to help communities with road, rail, harbor or airport improvements to attract employers to Wisconsin, or encourage a state employer to expand in the state. The program will reimburse up to 50 percent of the eligible cost of the transportation improvement.
A municipal or county unit of government must sponsor a TEA application. The project must have the local government’s endorsement, and it must benefit the public.
To date, Wisconsin’s TEA program has invested nearly $110 million in 213 communities, benefiting over 369 Wisconsin businesses, and creating or retaining more than 45,400 jobs around the state. Each state fiscal year, the TEA program has $3.4 million available for transportation improvement projects.
Visit WisDOT's TEA page for a complete list of TEA grants and projects.
For more information, contact:
WisDOT Office of Public Affairs