OCW – An Economic Driver


October, 2020

Our airport is an integral part of North Carolina’s network of 72 airports.

General Aviation airports such as ours contribute to the local economy.

“(Amanda) Conner says that general aviation airports are an “attractive leveraging tool” for recruiting and retaining businesses in the state because they’re less congested and allow convenient access to companies’ facilities. What’s more, these airports become crucial hubs after natural disasters and during other emergency-response situations.”

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“We found that North Carolina’s general aviation airports often serve as a focal point of economic development in their communities,” Findley says. “Not only do they provide over 25,000 jobs and produce nearly $5 billion in economic output, but they’re especially important in the most economically distressed areas of our state…”