GTR expansion a plus for the region says Keenum

January 28, 2009

Statement from Dr. Mark Keenum:

As the biggest user of our regional airport, Mississippi State University salutes the expansion of routes for the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, announced yesterday [Jan. 27].

Access to convenient nearby flights is a boon to the economic development efforts for our region and state, and will greatly enhance efforts under way at our institution and in the area to attract high-quality industries to Mississippi. It's especially significant that this transportation hub is expanding routes at a time when others are losing them, a fact that reflects the economic vitality and opportunities of our area.

We're also pleased that GTR now will offer more transportation options for students who are traveling to Mississippi State or considering our university as their institution of choice. We think this is a win-win for the Golden Triangle and for the state.