- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 6, 2016

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - The city of Powell hopes to land a drone manufacturing company with help from a state grant.

Powell officials plan to apply for a $435,000 grant from the Wyoming Business Council. The money would be used to build a 3,000-square-foot facility at the Powell Municipal Airport.

A company called GT Aeronautics would lease the facility from the city.

Company President Tom Rullman tells the Powell Tribune (https://bit.ly/2gZt7kJ) the airport would be among the first to serve both piloted airplanes and unmanned aerial vehicles.

Rullman says the Powell airport is a good place for drones because few houses are nearby.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, https://www.powelltribune.com

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