City of Gary and AFCO/AvPorts release Vision Document


The Public Private Partnership (“PPP”) between the City of Gary and AFCO/AvPORTS created this visioning document as a strategy to guide investment and development at and around the Gary/Chicago International Airport. The initiatives outlined in the document seek to position the Airport as a driver of economic growth, create a business- friendly environment for firms that require and support rail, highway, marine, pipeline, and air-oriented modes of transport, and market Gary and Northwest Indiana as a nexus of robust transportation and infrastructure networks.

Areas of Focus:

1. The Airport
 * Secure customs capability
 * Return of commercial service
 * Market and promote the runway extension

2. Surrounding Land
 * Advance road improvement projects
 * Promote development opportunities domestically and abroad
 * Respond to inquiries and engage broker community

3. Infrastructure
 * Advance Buffington Harbor, Airport Road and Clark Road improvement initiatives
 * Advocate for higher and better use of lakefront properties
 * Integrate long term airport access vision into pending update of airport master plan

4. Natural Assets
 * Formalize GYY airport sustainable practices protocol
 * Implement Rails to Trails Project
 * Pursue comprehensive approach to wetland issues

5. Community Participation
 * Assemble a central information resources database
 * Create a one-stop website for job seekers
 * Establish a regional workforce development commission

For more information and to view the document in full, please click here.

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