An Anchor For An Aerotropolis

YPSILANTI, MI — Willow Run Airport (YIP) straddles the Michigan counties of Wayne and Washtenaw and is located seven miles west of Detroit Metropolitan Airport; both airports are operated by the Wayne County Airport Authority. Built by Henry Ford...

The most pressing issue for the airport currently is right-sizing, relates DiMaria. “We’re in the middle of conducting and land-use study and a market analysis to determine the infrastructure we need to bring in new business, and to determine what we see as the future — is it going to be more international freight? Are we going to need a longer runway? Or do we need to be looking more in the regional direction? Or to the needs of corporate aviation?”

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