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Baldwin Delivers Over $3.4 Million for Appleton International Airport Expansion

Funding from Baldwin-supported Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

WISCONSIN – Today, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) announced that Appleton International Airport was awarded $3,420,000 to support its concourse expansion project. The funding will support a four-gate concourse and 60,000 square-foot expansion, increasing the airport’s capacity and regional economic impact. The funding comes from the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Terminals Program grants, funded by the Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

“Appleton International Airport is growing rapidly to serve the Fox Valley, connecting more and more travelers to our great state and supporting our Made in Wisconsin economy," said Senator Baldwin. “I worked hard to secure this federal funding to ensure Appleton can safely meet our state’s growing needs, drive our tourism industry, and support our economy for years to come.” 

“We are appreciative for Senator Baldwin's efforts in securing infrastructure funding for our concourse project, bringing us closer to fulfilling the needs of Northeast Wisconsin travelers,” said Abe Weber, Airport Director at Appleton International Airport. “Her dedication to this project shows her commitment to Northeast Wisconsin.”

As the fastest-growing airport in Wisconsin in terms of foot traffic, the award will support the final phase of Appleton International Airport’s main concourse expansion project which is slated for completion in 2025.

Baldwin has successfully secured resources for the Appleton International Airport, including:

  • $3.27 million for the concourse expansion project from a Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Grant, a program funded by the Baldwin-backed Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
  • $8.13 million to expand a terminal building through a Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program funded by the Baldwin-backed annual government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2023.
  • $500,000 for airport terminal expansion from a Baldwin-requested congressionally directed spending project in the annual government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2022.
  • $10.4 million for a Regional Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Center in the annual government funding bill for Fiscal Year 2018.