ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — Construction is underway for air cargo expansion at the Ardmore Industrial Airpark.

Local, state, tribal and federal leaders met Thursday morning to discuss the impact these additions could have to south-central Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby and Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall were among the speakers who touted around $75 million worth of construction to the Airpark over the last three years for air cargo expansion.

This is all part of the Global Transportation and Industrial Park initiative, putting Ardmore in rarefied air.

"Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City...Tulsa International up in the Tulsa metro area... and then here what they're trying to develop in Ardmore," said Grayson Ardies, executive director of the Oklahoma Department of Aerospace and Aeronautics. "It's very unique for the Oklahoma market. You don't have interstate, air transportation and rail transportation coming together like this very often."

The Airpark is located 16 miles northeast of Ardmore. It has two runways, highway connections to Interstate 35 and Ardmore, and a BNSF Railway spur.