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Fort Madison officials looking into making airport upgrades

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FORT MADISON, Ia. (WGEM) -

Fort Madison city officials hope upgrades to their airport will draw in more planes.

The city council will decide Tuesday night on whether to apply for a state grant to renovate one of the hangars at the airport.

The project would cost $60,000, with half coming from the state and half from a pledge made from a private donor.

Officials say a lot of the revenue from the airport comes from pilots stopping to refuel, but they hope the renovations will help expand business in the city.

"It's one way that people can access us. We know that a lot of the industries like to have access to an airport, so that helps to either expand or attract an industry," said city manager Byron Smith. 

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