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General Aviation proving its worth in South Carolina
August 23, 2010
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  • In Spartanburg NY, general aviation has a significant economic impact, generating between $10 million and $15 million for the local economy. At Spartanburg Memorial Airport, 90% of all the activity is business related, but the area has seen a significant growth in recreational pilots. Recent investments into the airport are viewed as not only a much needed step with regards to business growth but also to meet the needs of community members. According to the article, throughout the state of South Carolina general aviation contributes roughly $417 million annually to the state’s economy and these GA airports are responsible for 5,167 jobs, with a total payroll of $178 million annually.CLICK HERE for the full article.