General and Business Aviation Brings Value
Officials from a dozen cities and towns across the U.S. recently issued proclamations about the value general aviation, including business aviation, brings to their local areas. To date, hundreds of local officials have issued official proclamations about the industry’s to their cities and states.
Here are the latest proclamations from different states, on just how much general and business aviation has positively affected the areas by creating a beneficial economic impact.
Proclamations were issued by leaders in Centennial, Denver, Greeley and Sterling, CO. “General aviation and local airports have an economic impact of $1.78 million on the city and county of Denver, while the state of Colorado is home to 61 public-use aviation airports, which serve 17,435 pilots and 5,412 active general aviation aircraft,” said Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. View the Denver proclamation. (PDF)
Proclamations were issued by officials in McCall and Pocatello, ID. “The annual economic impact of general aviation in Idaho is over $426 million,” noted Mayor Brian Blad. “Idaho’s general aviation airports created 4,096 jobs annually, with an estimated payroll of $133 million.” View the Pocatello proclamation. (PDF)
Mayors of Centralia, DeKalb and Pekin, IL all recently issued proclamations about general aviation. “General aviation supports 42,000 jobs in Illinois, resulting in over $3 billion in labor income,” said Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby. “There are 98 public-use general aviation airports in Illinois. These airports support 14,117 general aviation pilots and 5,661 active general aviation aircraft. View the Centralia proclamation. (PDF)