It's not the first time this was talked about. I can remember Mayor Karl Burns, back in the day he chaired the Airport Commission, talking about the Watertown Airport becoming an incubator for small business.
It didn't really catch on and a period of decline for the airport ensued as the industry changed and the City was unable to commit the resources to really run it.
The County takeover a few years ago proved a good move, not just because it removed a burden the City could not sustain, but because it brought a greater range of people into funding and building the airport.
The facility is much better under County stewardship and people are using it again.
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