Why do we need an airport in the first place?
The aviation industry is considered to be a valuable transportation asset because of the direct impact transportation has on the health of our national and international economies.
Airports contribute billions of dollars per year to local economies and create tens of thousands of jobs, either directly or indirectly. The benefit of travel afforded by a local airport is equaled in importance by the mail, packages and even exotic foods that are delivered across the country by the aviation system.
The most recent MSP Economic Impact Study was published in March 2013. Click here to view its content: 2013 MSP Economic Impact Study