Airport World

28 March 2024

Engaging with communities and taking steps to show the economic benefits of projects can help secure the long-term future of US airports and the regions they serve, writes Ryan Pearce.

It was an adage that drove development in the western United States: When the railroad came to town, you thrived. When it left, you died.

While a bit hyperbolic, that transportation revolution was transformative, not only for travel and commerce, but for development.

As ACI-North America noted in its pre-COVID issued 2017 report, Taking America Beyond the Horizon: The Economic Impact of Commercial Service Airports, airports in the US account for $1.4 trillion in annual economic activity and support nearly 11.5 million jobs...

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