North Carolina’s network of 72 publicly owned airports
, and the aviation and aerospace assets that rely on them, help move the state forward by creating jobs, supporting business growth and connecting people and companies to markets around the globe.
North Carolina’s public airports annually contribute $61 billion to the state’s economy, supporting 373,000 jobs that generate $15 billion in personal income and $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenues.
This report reviews 2019 data, so the impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic are unrepresented here. The impacts were swift and significant, and varied greatly by sector. The State of Aviation report will provide a benchmark for tracking the expected recovery of aviation and aerospace industries in 2021.
North Carolina: The State of Aviation
highlights the significant economic impacts generated by the state’s public airports and the many assets that support a vibrant and competitive aviation and aerospace sector. Both make North Carolina an ideal location to start, grow and locate an aerospace or aviation-related business.
Learn about the many ways North Carolina is the state of aviation and be a part as aviation and aerospace innovation soar to new heights.
See full report, 2021 01 11 NCDOT State of Aviation Media Release