Washington State Department of Transportation Aviation Division

Aviation Economic Impact Study

To inform key policy debates at the state and local level regarding support for a strong aviation system, BERK is conducting an assessment of the economic contribution of Washington State’s Aviation System. This comprehensive study will tell the story of aviation’s impact on Washington State and develop tools for ongoing use.

The contribution analyses will assess the economic footprint of each of the state’s 138 public-use airports; the intrinsic value that the aviation system generates for residents and businesses within the state; the extent to which specific industries across the state are dependent on the aviation system (and their local airports) to maintain a competitive position in their respective markets.