Gary Businesses Asked to Join Airport Effort

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The airport's most recent master plan was completed in 2001. The airport's most recent master plan was completed in 2001.

The Gary/Chicago International Airport is looking for local businesses that can support the creation of the airport's master plan. A business expo March 8 will allow companies to pitch their services to three finalists.

Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the three finalists will build their team of contractors before interviews with the Airport Authority commission on March 29. The finalists will be given credit for local inclusion and including disadvantaged business enterprises, according to the publication.

"As we continue to take steps to drive growth at the airport, we want to make sure those benefits are felt in the community," said Airport Chairman Stephen Mays. "The Master Plan Update will not only chart long-term development at the airport, it will also strengthen our local businesses."

Certain businesses are being invited to the expo, including those that specialize in specific services, such as:

  • Aerial Photography
  • Audio Visual Equipment Services for Meetings
  • Architectural Services
  • Catering Services for Meetings
  • Civil Engineering Services (roadway planning)
  • Community Outreach Services
  • Drafting/AutoCAD Services
  • Environmental Services (wetlands, noise, wildlife, etc,)
  • Financial Services
  • IT/Graphic/Web Hosting Development Services
  • Land Surveying
  • Land Use Planning
  • Real Estate/Commercial Development Planning Services
  • Reproduction/Graphics/Binding
  • Stenography Services for Meetings
  • Technical Writing Services with Aviation Experience

The business expo will be held March 8 at the airport from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Businesses interested in the expo can pre-register by clicking here.

The airport's most recent master plan was completed in 2001. The plan included a $174 million runway expansion, a second fixed-based operator, and two new LEED-certified hangars at Gary Jet Center.

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