Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study

The 2020 Georgia Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study quantifies the economic impact of the state’s 103 publicly-owned, public-use airports. The study determined that airports contribute $73.7 billion in annual economic benefit to the state, and support 450,500 jobs with a total annual payroll estimated at $20 billion. The study reflects a year-long effort to investigate, study and document the economic impact of commercial and general aviation airports in Georgia. Information in the study is intended to help the public understand the importance of each local airport and the role it plays in supporting the economy of the state.

Georgia has an extensive system of commercial and general aviation airports to meet the needs of commerce and business across the state. These airports are essential to the state’s transportation and economic infrastructure and support the aerospace technology, manufacturing, distribution, agriculture, and tourism industries.

 Upcoming Meetings

To provide more information on study results and how economic impacts were calculated, GDOT is hosting two webinars on:

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 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study Documents

Documents for the 2020 Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study are available below.

 2020 Individual Airport Economic Impact Reports


 

 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 Video


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.

 Contacts

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

Statewide Aviation Plan