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.