City of Cincinnati
Be It Proclaimed:
WHEREAS, General Aviation and Community Airports play a critical role in the lives of our citizens, as well as in the operation of our businesses and farms; and
WHEREAS, the state of Ohio has a significant interest in the continued vitality of General Aviation, Aerospace, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions, and aviation organizations and community airports and airport operators; and
WHEREAS, Ohio general aviation airports contribute nearly $5.5 billion or $478 per capita, to the state’s economy yearly. General aviation airports alone are responsible for $1.7 billion in economic activity annually. The total economic impact of aviation in Ohio is $10.5 billion; and
WHEREAS, The total employment impact of all airports in Ohio is 142,800 jobs with an annual payroll of nearly $3.2 billion. Ohio’s 98 general aviation system airports support a payroll of nearly $287.3 million. The total direct and indirect impact was 17,352 jobs and $498.0 million in payroll; and
WHEREAS, Organizations like the Ohio Aviation Association, the Alliance for Aviation Across America, National Business Aviation Association, National Association of State Aviation Officials, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and National Air Transportation Association recognize and promote the interests and importance of aviation in Ohio and throughout the world; and
WHEREAS, Many communities in Ohio depend heavily on General Aviation and Community Airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our state.
Now, Therefore, I, John Cranley,
Mayor of the City of Cincinnati do hereby proclaim December 1, 2014
“General Aviation Appreciation Month”
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused this seal of the City of Cincinnati to be affixed this first day of December in the year Two Thousand and Fourteen.
John Cranley, Mayor
City of Cincinnati