The Gerald R. Ford International Airport revealed the new and improved security checkpoint, on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

This upgrade is just one part of their $45 million Gateway Transformation Project, which began in December 2015. Local sponsorships from groups like the Bissell Foundation and Betz Industries - have helped make this project a reality.

“Having a modern, world-class airport is critical to West Michigan’s economic vitality, and this will be the reason West Michigan continues to attract more business, more jobs, and more people for generations to come," said Bill Payne, Vice Chairman of Amway.

Other aspects of the upgrade include: a 'Touch of Grand Rapids' marketplace, new restrooms and nursing rooms.

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