Saturday, April 17, 2021

ECP airport getting new tenant

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Bay County officials say they hope to announce the company involved in an economic development project at Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) this summer. While Parker McClellan, executive director for the airport, said he couldn't release much information on the project as of Thursday, he noted that the unnamed company refurbishes airplanes and will create more than 90 jobs. McClellan also said the group not only would use ECP's runways, but rent land from the airport for its operations and also build a hangar. Becca Hardin, president of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, said that development project, called Project Gator, has a capital investment of $26 million. Its hangar will be built on 14 acres at the airport. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 04/17/21)