Columbia Mayor Brian Treece, Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin, UM System President Dr. Mun Choi and others participate in a beam-signing ceremony at Columbia Regional Airport on December 2, 2021 (file photo courtesy of Columbia city spokeswoman Sydney Olsen)

Tergin emphasizes importance of regional cooperation with Columbia Regional Airport

Columbia Mayor Brian Treece, Jefferson City Mayor Carrie Tergin, UM System President Dr. Mun Choi and others participate in a beam-signing ceremony at Columbia Regional Airport on December 2, 2021 (photo courtesy of Columbia city spokeswoman Sydney Olsen)

Jefferson City’s mayor is thrilled with the $23-million new terminal being built at Columbia Regional Airport (COU).

Mayor Carrie Tergin emphasized the importance of cooperation with Columbia, during the recent beam-signing ceremony.

“Our collaboration really means success for the entire region and the whole area. I mean we work together and we always have when it comes to the airport, and it’s so important to our local economies of central Missouri,” Tergin says.

COU’s current terminal was built in 1968. The new terminal will be 52,000 square feet, compared to the current 16,000 square feet facility.

Mayor Tergin describes COU as an important asset for the Capital City. She spoke at the ceremony.

“We need the amenities that this new airport (COU) terminal is going to provide. And I think that we’re really anticipating it, we know how much it’s going to be used, how much it will increase, just the attraction of having such a new, nice airport here in mid-Missouri,” says Tergin.

She and Columbia Mayor Brian Treece both predict the new terminal will expand economic development in the region.

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