Charlotte Chamber CEO Bob Morgan has touted the airport as “the No. 1 economic asset” in the region and reinforced the Queen City’s ardent desire to keep their airport’s facilities ahead of the curve. To that end, the city of Charlotte recently enacted a bold $2.5 billion renovation project entitled “Destination CLT,” which will renovate the concourses and expand the roadways, curb front, airfield and terminals by 2025. Charlotte is far from alone in this enterprising overhaul.

… Charlotte Douglas is just one of several high-profile airports to announce massive expansionary investments in the past year or two. Chicago’s O’Hare has a planned $8.7 billion renovation, New York’s JFK International announced an intended $10 billion project of their own, and Los Angeles’ LAX has a $14 billion improvement program underway.