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Sep 7, 2017

Tester Announces $2.75 Million Investment in Bozeman International Airport

Improvements Will Help Gallatin Valley’s Economy Continue to Soar


(U.S. Senate) - As part of his ongoing efforts to #ConnectMT, U.S. Senator Jon Tester announced today that Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport will receive $2.75 million to continue upgrading its facilities, investing in infrastructure, and opening the door to good-paying jobs in the Gallatin Valley.

"Supporting Montana's airports accomplishes so many goals," Tester said. "Bolstering our air travel infrastructure not only increases quality of life and ensures folks can get where they need to go, but it also creates good-paying jobs in our communities, increases the city's capacity for business and recreation travelers, and makes our cities a better investment moving forward."

Specifically, this funding will go toward rehabilitating runways, which will not only create construction jobs now, but contribute to the region's economic growth in the future.

"We appreciate Senator Tester's assistance on this vital discretionary Airport Improvement Grant," said Brian Sprenger, Director of Bozeman Yellowstone International. "Having funding assured, we are now set to complete our critical main runway rehabilitation scheduled for next spring."

The grant was awarded through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program (AIP), which provides investments in air travel infrastructure across the country. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport has received an additional $5 million through the AIP this year to upgrade its facilities and expand its travel capacity.

This grant will not only contribute to Tester's #ConnectMT initiative-which aims to connect folks across Big Sky Country by investing in Montana's physical and digital infrastructure-but is also a perfect example of investments Tester has been championing to create more jobs and #EmployMT.


Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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