Port Columbus International Airport photographed from the top of the Control Tower and tarmac on Thursday morning October 1, 2009. (Photo by James D. DeCamp 614-462-8027)

The Brownfields Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) is a key competitive grant program that HUD administers to stimulate and promote economic and community development. BEDI is designed to assist cities with the redevelopment of abandoned, idled and underused industrial and commercial facilities where expansion and redevelopment is burdened by real or potential environmental contamination. (Read more about Brownfields Development)