The State of Wisconsin
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS, Wisconsin’s 132 public use airports provide reliable access to regional and world markets for businesses and their cargo; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin airports carried over 94 million pounds of cargo in 2009; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin is also home to 148 heliports, including those used by hospitals; and
WHEREAS, studies have shown that 85% of new or expanded manufacturers in the state located within 15 miles of a jet capable airport; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin’s Department of Transportation has demonstrated that aviation and airports generate almost $3 billion in economic activity and support more than 41,000 jobs, which provide over $1 billion in personal income to Wisconsin residents; and
WHEREAS, aviation in Wisconsin accommodated over 5.7 million passengers in 2009; and
WHEREAS, aviation not onlu drives Wisconsin’s economy, it improves our overall quality of life by providing vital emergency medical transportation, enhancing public safety by assisting law enforcement, and transporting leisure travelers to their desitnations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS, Wisconsin’s spirit for flight will be on exhibit once again this week as people from across the world will converge in Oshkosh to take part in one of the world’s largest aviation events and the world’s largest annual convention of any kind – The Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) AirVenture
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jim Doyle, Governor of the state of Wisconsin do hereby proclaim July 26-August 1st, 2010 as
WISCONSIN AVIATION WEEK
and I encourage all Wisconsin residents this week to join me in saluting the men and women that make our commercial and general aviation airports some of the best in the world.
IN TESTIMONRY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capital in the City of Madison nineteenth day of July in the year two thousand ten.
Douglas A. Follette
Secretary of State