Kansas airports: $10B businessAugust 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Officials say Forbes, Billard alone mean 1,500 jobs, $114M for the economy
Forbes Field and Philip Billard Municipal Airport in Topeka generate 1,500 jobs and contribute $114 million in annual economic activity, a new study of Kansas aviation said Wednesday.
Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Deb Miller released a report indicating the state’s eight commercial and 132 general aviation airports combined to foster 47,000 jobs, a yearly payroll of $2.3 billion and total economic impact of $10.4 billion. Payroll at the two Topeka airports was pegged at $60 million…more