“You may have already heard that Gov. Quinn was at the Southern Illinois Airport yesterday to announce the award of $4.5 million for an Emergency and Clinical Response Center at the airport. This funding follows the recommendation included in your Report. This is a great move forward for us and I am absolutely delighted with it. Your very comprehensive report was well received and there is more to go. I have spoken on two other recommendations – a larger hangar and SIU’s need to do more development at the new Transportation Education Center. Thank you for your very good work with us. With best wishes …”

Sam Goldman
Jackson-Union Counties Regional Port District