COLUMBUS – State Representative Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta) and Gail Pavliga (R-Portage County) have introduced legislation to attract business growth and create jobs through the development of airport hubs in the state of Ohio.
The bill outlines a plan to create the Major Air Hub Council to oversee the construction of two new major hub airports in southwest and northeast Ohio, servicing 4-6 million people living approximately an hour from each terminal.
With companies such as Intel, committing to the state of Ohio it is important that we grant all Ohioans access to fly out of major hub airports.
Through the Major Air Hub Council, two commercial service airports would be constructed, with one in southwest Ohio, near route I-71 and U.S. Route 35, and one immediately north of I-80 near Ravenna in northeast Ohio. The bill would also create the Southern Ohio Airport Authority and the Northern Ohio Airport Authority to operate these two hubs.
“This is common sense legislation that raises almost zero risk to the taxpayers, with a minor investment in the Major Air Council Ohio positions itself as more economically competitive resulting in more large business finding a home in the buckeye state,” said Loychik.