State of North Dakota
Office of the Governor
MARCH 6-12, 2011
WHEREAS, aviation plays an increasing role as an economic catalyst in North Dakota, contributing $1.6 billion annually to the state’s economy, and
WHEREAS, North Dakota’s aviation industry is an important component of the state’s economic development efforts, creating opportunities for communities, businesses and citizens; and
WHEREAS, beyond the movement of goods and services, the state’s aviation industry supports thousands of jobs and contributes more than a billion dollars in annual economic activity; and
WHEREAS, many North Dakota businesses use aviation as a tool for conducting daily operations, including the transportation of personnel and freight, air emergency service, aerial crop spraying, wildlife control and law enforcement observation; and
WHEREAS, airlines operating from North Dakota flew 1.6 million passengers on 64 daily flights in 2010; and
WHEREAS, aviation impacts many sectors of our economy and state; last year, air travel tourism contributed $500 million to the state’s economy, aerial applicators sprayed more than four million acres of crops, two million packages were delivered as a result of air delivery service and 500 air emergency ambulance flights were deployed.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Governor of the State of North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 6-12, 2011, AVIATION WEEK in the state of North Dakota.
Alvin A Jaeger
Secretary of State