MARCH 4-10, 2014
WHEREAS, aviation plays an increasing role as an economic catalyst in North Dakota, creating 16,000 jobs and contributing $1.6 billion annually to the state’s economy; and
WHEREAS, North Dakota’s aviation industry plays an important role in the state’s economic development efforts, creating opportunities for communities, businesses and citizens with 3,300 active pilots and 2,100 registered aircrafts; and
WHEREAS, aviation is important for our local aerial applicator and air ambulance; and
WHEREAS, aviation impacts many sectors of our economy and state; last year, air travel tourism contributed $200 million to the state’s economy; 126 aerial applicators with 252 agricultural planes sprayed more than 4.9 million acres of crops; next door packages were delivered as a result of air delivery service, and emergency ambulance flights were deployed throughout the state.
NOW, THEREFORE, as Mayor of Crosby North Dakota, I do hereby proclaim March 4-10, 2014,
AVIATION WEEK in the City of Crosby