BY LAURA RUANE
That’s from the Florida Department of Transportation’s recently completed study of airport economic impacts across the
Statewide, the study credited aviation for an estimated $114.7 billion in annual economic output.
In light of the economic downturn, “these are good numbers,” county airports spokeswoman Victoria Moreland said. It wasn’t clear when a comparable statewide study had been done.
The study focused on 19 commercial airports, 102 general aviation airports, and 11 military facilities.
Economic impact studies like this are important for airports and communities, said Daniel Petree, dean of the
The studies help airport leaders decide whether their business strategies and product mix are working, Petree said, adding: “If you’re going to public authorities to make a case for new capital improvements, you want to be able to show they will have a very positive impact on the community.”
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