Proclamations & Resolutions
Greenville, SC 2014
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    WHEREAS, Genreal 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 South Carolina 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, South Carolina manages and operates 60 publicly owned airports and four military airfields, which serve 10,096 pilots and 3,079 general aviation aircraft; and

    WHEREAS, General aviation airports in South Carolina are responsible for a direct, indirect, and induced total of 5,167 jobs; and

    WHEREAS, The total (direct, indirect, and induced) economic impact of all airports in the state is 65,533 jobs with a payroll of $1.9 billion. This number includes employment created by the state’s military airfields; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation accounted for $1.6 billion in total impact, or $98 per capita. General Aviation also generates $9.4 million in property taxes and $2.25 million in jet fuel taxes; and

    WHEREAS, General Aviation is intergal to the State’s response to emergencies and natural disasters; and

    WHEREAS, South Carolina is home to 20 charter flight companies, 34 repair stations, 3 flight schools, and 49 fixed based operators providing 2,297 direct jobs to the South Carolina economy; and

    WHEREAS, The communities within South Carolina depend heavily on General Aviation and Community Airports for the continued flow of commerce, tourists and visitors to our State;

    THEREFORE, I, Knox H. White, Mayor of the City of Greenville, South Carolina, do hereby proclaim General Aviation a vital strategic resource to the State of South Carolina and declare the week of August 17-23 to be General Aviation Appreciation Week.

    In witness thereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Executive Department to be affixed this 31st day of July in the year two thousand Fourteen

    Knox H. White


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