Airport Economic Impact
The general aviation system in South Carolina provides important infrastructure that promotes regional economic development and community recreational opportunities. The system's airports also generate economic activity through capital and operations expenditures, business activities of airport tenants and spending by visitors using airport facilities.
The Economic Impact Report examines the economic impacts of facilities that are part of the South Carolina Airport System Plan. In total, the state's general aviation airports and general aviation activities at commercial airports create the following economic benefits:
Total Employment - 65,533 Jobs
Total Payroll - $1.9 billion
Total Economic Activity - $4.3 billion