I had to blow through Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport for a story a couple weeks ago. It's a magnificent building-- bright, airy, big, and functional.
Still, the whole project left a bad taste in my mouth. The chamber of commerce types told us the airport would attract new business to the area. I'm still waiting for that. Businesses don't choose a location because of the airport. They look for cheap land, cheap utilities, and even cheaper labor. Period.
They can't even find someone to take over the restaurant a stone's throw from the new terminal.
We have the best looking airport that no one uses.