The airport in Elmira, NY is getting a major overhaul

09.22.16 | Bob Price

The Elmira-Corning Regional Airport is receiving $40 million from the state to make major renovations and security upgrades.  

The money will also be used to build a new restaurant and develop retail space around the airport.

State senator Tom O'Mara on hand for Wednesday's big announcement.

Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli says airport access is the "gateway to economic development."

The airport transformation project is expected to create more than a thousand construction jobs in the Elmira area.