For Colorado, aviation is the sound of commerce. Colorado’s
commercial and general aviation airports are major economic catalysts.
As this report summarizes, airports in Colorado are responsible for
generating billions of dollars in economic benefit and supporting
hundreds of thousands of jobs. Colorado’s diverse system of airports
helps to sustain, lead, and diversify the State’s economy.
Each airport, from the largest to the smallest, contributes to our
State’s economy and to the quality of life enjoyed by Colorado’s
businesses, residents, and visitors. Airports provide us with
connectivity to worldwide markets and destinations, something that is
essential to Colorado’s rapidly expanding business community and our
world renown tourist destinations.
As this report shows, the economic impact that Colorado gains from its
airports and their operation has increased since these benefits were
first measured in 1998. Statewide and airport specific information
contained in the 2008 Colorado Aviation Economic Impact Study can be
used by the Colorado Department of Transportation and by all airport
operators to demonstrate the significant value we all receive from our
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