Reno-Tahoe International Airport

According to its latest economic impact study, the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) delivers an annual economic impact of $3.6 billion to northern Nevada. The study, conducted by Ekay Economic Consultants, Inc. (EEC) in partnership with the Center for Regional Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno, also shared that the economic impact of a single Boeing 737-800, the airport’s most landed aircraft, contributes $129,500 to the local economy.  

Key Takeaways From the Study:

  • The RTAA supports $3.6 billion in annual economic impact, representing approximately 8% of total regional output. This signifies a substantial increase of $1.6 billion over the past decade, reinforcing RTAA’s commitment to promoting sustainable growth and prosperity in the region. 
  • The RTAA directly supports over 6,300 jobs and indirectly supports over 17,500 jobs, representing approximately 6% of total regional employment. 
  • From 2022 to 2027, Northern Nevada anticipates adding 24,120 jobs, reflecting a 6.6% growth. The surge in employment is projected to be particularly significant in the manufacturing, transportation, and construction sectors, with the MoreRNO Infrastructure Program playing a role in driving this expansion.  

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