STATE OF WISCONSIN
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
WHEREAS; Wisconsin’s 127 public-use airports provide reliable access to regional and world markets for businesses – accommodating about 4.9 million passengers and more than 119 million pounds of cargo in 2014; and
WHEREAS; Wisconsin’s strong foundation of industry, research, and manufacturing know-how leaves the state uniquely positioned to advance in the global aerospace industry; and
WHEREAS; the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has demonstrated that aviation and airports generate about $7 billion annually in economic activity and support 90,900 jobs, which provide $3.5 billion in personal income to Wisconsin residents; and
WHEREAS; aviation not only 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 destinations quickly and safely; and
WHEREAS; “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration” will take place July 20-26, 2015, as people from across the world converge to take part in the Experimental Aircraft Association’s “AirVenture Oshkosh;”
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim July 20-26, 2015, as
throughout the State of Wisconsin, and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. Done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this 14th day of July 2015.