Rome, NY Sucks

But At Least We're Not Utica

Monday, March 21, 2005

The Airport

Rome will be getting funding of $3.65 million to move Oneida County Airport to the former Griffis AFB site. The total should amount to $18 million at the completion of the project in about five years. $3.65 million is enough to pay for 321 minimum wage jobs. Let's see how many actual jobs are created from this.


  • At March 22, 2005 5:01 AM, Blogger Martin said…

    I wonder what this is going to do to the companys/businesses over there? Are they going to move or are they just going stay there. I dont think adding the extra millage between rome and the old airport would help them at all.

  • At March 22, 2005 10:03 AM, Blogger RomeHater said…

    A lot of the businesses there don't even use the county airport. When I worked down the road from the airport, anything my company sent from Fex Ex or UPS would go to the Syracuse Airport. I'm not sure how many businesses in the Business Park there actually fly charters out of Oneida County.

  • At March 22, 2005 6:54 PM, Blogger Craig said…

    I don't think it really matters whether the thing gets used or not. New York State bestows airports on all its towns and cities.

    Someone told them once that airports create economic growth and that's just what the politicians in Niagara Falls (the pols in the Falls) are claiming as they lobby for $12 million to get their own international airport.

    And they probably will get it -- 1/2 hour away from Buffalo Intl.

  • At March 22, 2005 9:43 PM, Blogger Martin said…

    Dosnt make sence to me why you would need 2 international airports in one city. NY, Ny has two (I think) but there about 20 times bigger the nbuffalo.

    What would really be an aweosme sight would be that we get allot of flyin businesses at the base once this is done. For instance UPS or even Fedex could move there distrabution centers to rome and practically have there own air strip. Of course that wont happen but hey, we can wish.


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