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By Isabel Rodriguez
For The Sentinel 

Airport seeks business partners


Isabel Rodriguez

READY TO SAVE LIVES: A Life Flight airplane sits poised for action at the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport.

With over 1,000 acres of land, two active runways, and construction ready sights zoned for light industrial companies and businesses, the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport invites the surrounding communities to grow with them.

Located in Klickitat County but only two nautical miles NE from The Dalles, the Columbia Gorge Regional Airport (CGRA) serves a majority of the surrounding area. Since its construction in the 1920s and its revision into today's airfield in 1942, the airport has served as a service gateway in this region.

With over 300 jet landings per year and the average weight of a jet being 90,000 pounds, the probability of denting or damaging the asphalt runway increases substant...

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