State funding has been secured for a waterline upgrade project at the Moriarty Municipal Airport in central New Mexico.
The New Mexico Economic Development Department has announced that it is providing up to $283,000 for the project. That support is coming through the department’s Local Economic Development Act funding.
Located at 506 George Applebay Way in Moriarty, the airport is the third busiest of its kind in the state, with more than 75 hangars. The airport underwent a nearly $2 million runway resurfacing upgrade in 2010.
The $283,000 marks the first time that the Economic Development Department has awarded a grant for a rural infrastructure project.
In a press release, the department noted a new focus allowing it to assist “communities with improvements to publicly owned industrial properties.”
By Garry Boulard
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