Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will join executives from the Evansville Regional Airport tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. CDT in Evansville.

November 16, 2017 21:39

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The celebration commemorates the launch of the final phase of renovations to the airport’s terminal, supporting efforts to improve quality of place throughout southwest Indiana.

The three-phase, $18.9 million project is one component of the southwest region’s Indiana Regional Cities Initiative plan designed to retain and attract talent. Updates to the Evansville Regional Terminal Building, which was designed 30 years ago, will improve the region’s connectivity and help local companies grow their businesses, attract talent, develop new customers and improve the quality of supply chains.

The first and second phases of the project, which are already underway, include the addition of new meeting areas and office spaces to allow room for new, post-security areas, as well as updates to the terminal’s exterior infrastructure. The third phase will focus on traveler-centric improvements, such as centralizing the TSA screening area and improving passenger amenities, including a new business lounge and kids, pets and mothers' areas. Together, the full renovation is slated to be complete by the end of 2018.

This project is part of the region’s Indiana’s Great Southwest plan, which outlines plans to invest $926 million in transformational quality of place projects through the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative. Additionally, upgrades to the Evansville Regional Airport will support Governor Holcomb’s goal to enhance and increase the state’s connectivity by attracting new nonstop and direct flights to and from Indiana’s airports.

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Media Contacts:
Leslie Fella (Evansville Airport) – (812) 421-4401 or [email protected]
Abby Gras (IEDC) – (317) 232-8845 or [email protected]

About Indiana Regional Cities Initiative
The Indiana Regional Cities Initiative sets a framework for neighboring communities across the state to work together to develop regional visions that are supported by compelling strategic plans focused on quality of place. The initiative will help each region develop a positive and unique national brand to advance the goal of becoming a destination for talent. Passed in 2015 with bipartisan support by the Indiana General Assembly, the initiative is overseen by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). This year, the IEDC received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for the state's efforts in attracting and retaining talent through the initiative. To learn more visit or follow on Twitter at @Indiana_EDC#INRegionalCities

About Evansville Regional Airport
Evansville Regional Airport is served by American Airlines, Delta and United, connecting passengers to hundreds of competitive-priced domestic and international destinations daily via direct flights to five top-rated hub cities – Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas and Detroit, and by Allegiant, offering low-cost, nonstop flights to Orlando/Sanford. Evansville Regional Airport generates more than $900 million in economic benefits annually, per the Economic Survey completed by the Aviation Association of Indiana in 2012. For more information, visit