Economic Impact of Colorado Airports

A lot has changed since the Wright Brothers made their historic flight from Kitty Hawk 110 years ago today.  Aviation has become and continues to be an important part of the economy.  This fall, the Colorado Dept. of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division released a new study on the economic impact of airports in Colorado.  The report contains some interesting facts about airports and air travel in Colorado.  For instance, did you know that Colorado has 265,700 jobs connected to airports, with a $12.6 billion payroll?  Additionally, the study looks at tax revenues generated by airports, benefits to other businesses, and more.