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Henderson Executive Airport could see boost from Raiders facility

Henderson Executive Airport could see boost from Raiders facility (KSNV)

The holidays may be over, but for the City of Henderson, it still feels like the week before Christmas. Anticipation is building over what could become the city's best present in years: an NFL franchise moving in.

An NFL franchise moving in, the Raiders set up shop, with a training facility and corporate headquarters, not to mention hundreds of jobs.

The move, city leaders say, will attract other business investment, and secure at least one that already exists.

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Barbra Coffee, Henderson’s Director Economic Development told News 3, “It does protect the sort of vitality, the long-term vitality of our general aviation airport which is the Henderson Executive Airport."

From the potential of increased passengers to peripheral jobs such as aircraft maintenance, business owners like Scott Bullock at Apex Aviation next door to the airport agrees, it could be a windfall.

"You know you bring in an NFL team in here and you're going to have people flying in and out all the time now, regardless of the day of the week. So it's going to do wonders for our economy,” said Bullock.

The Raiders will reportedly spend $75 million for their new facility which would include two fields, one indoor and one outdoor.

The projected economic impact for the city: About $22.5 million per year.

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