Airports and aviation make an important contribution to local, state, and regional economies. A review of literature on the links between airports and economic development indicates that air transport is usually associated with significant portions of local business. The influence on local and regional economic activity extends well beyond the airport site. The location of airports influences the geographic distribution of industries and can be a significant factor in the decisions of certain industries to locate in a specific state or region. Data indicate that access to air transport plays an increasingly important role in the ability of some high-technology industries, such as computers and electronics, to compete, and that the location of airport facilities influences the location of these industries. Tourism industries have also been shown to be sensitive to air travel access.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 125-133
  • Monograph Title: Transportation and Economic Development, 1990, proceedings of a conference, November 5-8, 1989, Williamsburg, Virginia
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00603648
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309050243
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1991 12:00AM