Airports provide an essential link to the nation's air space, commerce, and emergency services and are an important part of Washington State's transportation system and economy. Washington has 138 public airports in 37 of its 39 counties. Each airport fulfills a particular role in supporting community economic and transportation needs.
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Aviation Division, with the support of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting an economic impact study to:
- Measure the economic impacts of each public-use airport in Washington.
- Assess the economic value that airports create for communities.
- Show airports and the state aviation system contribute to the state's economy and economic competitiveness.
Washington Aviation System Plan, 2012 Economic Impact Study Final Report – Released March 30, 2012:
Note: The documents below were used in preparation for the final report, executive summary, and appendices directly above.)
2012 Economic Impact Study Background Documentation
Aviation Economic Impact Study Overview (pdf 409 kb)
Project Schedule (pdf 78 kb)
DRAFT Communication and Public Involvement Plan (pdf 660 kb)
Aviation Economic Impact Study - Advisory Committee
Port of Bremerton - July 24 (pdf 2 mb)