GSP Receives $5.2 Million Grant for Air Cargo Infrastructure Improvements

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $5.2 million American Rescue Plan Act grant to support infrastructure improvements at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP), according to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo.

The Greenville-Spartanburg Airport District (District) will provide $3.4 million in local matching funds to the $5.2 million EDA investment for infrastructure improvements at GSP for a total investment of $8.6 million. Improvements will include the expansion of the airport’s air cargo apron and the extension of a roadway and utilities to facilitate the continued expansion of air cargo facilities at GSP.

Air cargo activity at GSP has increased significantly in recent years. In 2021, the airport experienced a record-breaking 96,800 tons of cargo, an increase of over 48% from 2020. Included in that total is over 47,600 tons of international freight valued at $5.46 billion, an increase in value of 25.1% over 2020. In 2021, GSP was ranked #21 in the nation in terms of international freight tonnage handled according to