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Rep. Meeks Statement on LaGuardia Airport Developments

August 9, 2017
Press Release

Rep. Meeks Statement on LaGuardia Airport Developments

New York, NY—Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, a senior member of the New York Delegation, released the following statement regarding the initiation of construction at LaGuardia Airport for Delta Air Lines new facilities:

“The new airport at LaGuardia will have a profound impact all across the region and transform the travel experience for all who utilize LaGuardia. With the improvements and expansion, LaGuardia will be transformed from a “third-world airport,” as former Vice President Joe Biden said, to one of the most innovative and modern airports in the world.

“The airport will also have lasting benefits for the local economy and Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Governor Cuomo’s requirement that 30% of contractors must be MWBEs will help to empower women and minorities across the region. The landmark agreement that a minority firm will also have an equity interest in this public-private partnership is a historic step forward. We therefore welcome the partnership with Loop Capital and Magic Johnson Enterprises.”