Business View Magazine | December 2018

182 183 AT A GLANCE ST. GEORGE REGIONAL AIRPORT WHAT: A public use, commercial and general aviation airport WHERE: Washington County, Utah WEBSITE: INA GROWTHMODE ST. GEORGE Regional Airport S t. George Regional Airport is a public use, com- mercial and general aviation airport located just outside St. George, in Washington County, Utah. St. George Regional opened in 2011, replacing the much smaller St. George Municipal Airport, which was located within the city’s borders and dates back to the early 1930s.The Airport is owned by the City of St. George,which is tucked into Utah’s picturesque south- western corner, not far from the state’s border with Ar- izona and Nevada, and such natural wonders as Zion National Park, Snow Canyon, and the Arizona Strip. Built for about $160 million, St. George Regional is most certainly in a growth mode, as is the geo- graphic area that it serves. “Because St. George is growing at such a rapid rate, I think this is the third year in a row that we’ve been among the top five fastest growing cities - and I think this year, we made No. 1,” says Airport Manager, Rich Stehmeier. “We’re growing so fast that the Airport is having to grow at the same time.” The number of GA hangars helps to illustrate the expansion that has occurred since the Airport’s Jan. 11, 2011 grand opening. There were just