Southeast Queens leaders call $9.5 billion JFK redevelopment project a game-changer for economic development


Southeast Queens elected officials and business leaders are hailing the $9.5 billion New Terminal One project at JFK Airport as a game-changer in economic development for a community that has been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new 2.4-million-square-foot, 23-gate, state-of-the-art international terminal will create more than 10,000 total jobs including more than 6,000 union construction jobs.

The New Terminal One (NTO) team is committed to local hiring including 30% MWBE participation. To date, NTO has contracted with 71 MWBE firms and paid them more than $46 million for delivering key engineering, planning and design work and it is engaged with numerous community development initiatives, including ones focused on job opportunities and workforce development programs for local residents, small business outreach and educational programs for area students.

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