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The Kokomo Municipal Airport has been awarded a $2,268,125.00 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The federal funding will be used to extend the airport’s main runway to 6,000 feet for accommodating larger airplanes and increased demand for air travel. The grant will enable the Kokomo Municipal Airport to make improvements to its other runways and taxiways in addition to upgrading the airport’s lighting.

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The City of Kokomo’s 3.3 percent growth in real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2013 was second fastest in Indiana and strong enough to place it 82nd out of 381 metropolitan areas in the country. The city’s rate of growth was nearly double the national rate of 1.7 percent GDP increase for U.S. metropolitan areas.

Since 2009 the Kokomo metropolitan area has had one of the largest upturns in (GDP) in the country, according to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA.) Read More
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The Indiana State Board of Accounts completed its annual audit of the City of Kokomo and its Wastewater Utility. Their preliminary report indicates a favorable assessment with “no findings,” meaning that the auditors found no discrepancies in the City or Wastewater Utility’s financial records and is in compliance with laws and regulations. This is the sixth consecutive year for which the City of Kokomo has received a state audit with no findings.

Through a detailed audit, the Indiana State Board of Accounts assessed the City of Kokomo’s accounting principles, compliance with state laws and evaluated the overall financial status of the City.

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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight will serve as the first vice-president for the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) for 2015.

“Mayor Goodnight is clearly one of our state and our nation’s leading mayors in the quality of place movement,” said IACT Executive Director and CEO Matthew C. Greller.  “Having his perspective as an officer of our organization will only be positive for IACT.”

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