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Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study

In 2019, the Georgia Department of Transportation initiated a Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study to determine the annual impact of the state’s public airports. The study, which will be published in October 2020, estimates the economic impact for 102 public use airports. Economic impacts for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) were obtained from a separate study conducted by the City of Atlanta. Since a similar study was used to estimate annual economic impacts for ATL, the findings from the two separate efforts will be combined to produce an overall statewide economic impact total. It is important to note that all economic impacts documented in this study reflect conditions prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 Upcoming Meetings

The Department is holding a virtual public meeting to present the findings from the economic impacts study. There will be two opportunities for stakeholders and the general public to review the presentation:

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 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Documents

Documents for the 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study will be available below after the study is published in October 2020.

 Archived Economic Impact Study Documents

The 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study is an update to the previous study published in 2011. The Georgia Department of Transportation updates the study periodically, and documents from the 2011 study are available below.

2011 study documentation Description
Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study Executive Summary The executive summary details the study’s methodology, data sources, and findings in a condensed, practical format.
Georgia Airports Mean Business This film produced  features community leaders from around the state and Georgia-based businesses explaining the importance of their local airport in economic development opportunities and business location and expansion decisions. 
Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study Presentation This presentation is an overview of the study.
Individual Airport Brochures These brochures are located in the Airport Information section of our website.  Please select an airport, then select Economic Impact Study under Airport Documents.

2011 Video


If you have any questions, please email aviationprograms@dot.ga.gov.

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