Complete Construction of Customs Facility at Tallahassee International Airport by 2024.

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Target: Complete Construction of Customs Facility at Tallahassee International Airport by 2024.

Current Performance: Groundbreaking ceremony was held May 2022.

The International Processing Facility is a multi-year, $28 million project that will be a major economic driver for the entire region. This is a key project in the City of Tallahassee’s Five-Year Strategic Plan to enhance and modernize infrastructure to enable capacity for continued growth and increase the airport’s annual economic impact to $1 billion. Initial planning for the processing facility began in 2014 and is part of the TLH Master Plan approved by the Federal Aviation Administration and Florida Department of Transportation.

The facility will allow TLH to accommodate international flights and give the ability for goods to be shipped to and received from worldwide destinations. This project will provide for a terminal expansion to house a U.S. Customs and Border Protection approved international port-of-entry and a Federal Inspection Facility (FIS) that will serve both commercial air service and general aviation needs at TLH.

Construction of the International Processing Facility is one of several steps taken by the City toward establishing a Foreign Trade Zone at TLH, which is projected to create over 1,600 jobs and an estimated economic impact of more than $300 million. This will allow our region to diversify jobs, attract and retain top talent, and increase its economic growth. Upon completion of this facility, Tallahassee will become Northwest Florida’s connection to global markets, further positioning itself as a competitive, innovative. and sustainable economic hub. Tallahassee’s global gateway is expected to open for service in 2024.


On May 17, 2022, community members, City of Tallahassee leaders, and industry partners gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new International Processing Facility at Tallahassee International Airport (TLH).

Tallahassee International Airport. Last updated: May 2022.