The work is done and the check has arrived from Alabama Governor Bbob Riley's office.
The money is re-imbursement for site preparation work already performed at South Alabama Regional Airport.
It’s located on Highway 84 between Opp and Andalusia.
Several aviation-related companies have set-up shop over the years at the airport.
It’s brought a few hundred, high-paying jobs to Covington County.
State officials say the facility will continue to play a key role.
The 73-thousand dollars will reportedly be used to help offset the cost of improvements at the airport.