Economic Impact of Augusta Regional Airport
Augusta Regional Airport is essential to the communities economic infrastructure, supporting its diversified industries including, but not limited to, aerospace technology, manufacturing, distribution, tourism and agriculture. Augusta Regional Airport is the front door to the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and provides numerous companies efficient access to their employees and facilities. Some of the areas major employers include Proctor & Gamble, John Deere, Kellogg, Bridgestone/Firestone, and T-Mobile.
Augusta Regional Airport is located six miles south of Augustas central business district and is owned and operated by the City of Augusta. The airport is situated on over 1,400 acres and consists of two asphalt runways. The airports Fixed Base Operator (FBO) provides aircraft tie downs, transient aircraft ramp parking, hanger storage, catering, fueling and courtesy transportation.
Augusta Regional Airport plays a vital role in supporting the region with 1,561 jobs with an annual payroll of $59,016,500 and $269,632,600 in economic output for the local and regional economies.
Jobs measure the number of full-time equivalent Jobs where a part time employee counts as half a full-time employee.
Payroll measures the total annual wages and benefits paid to all workers whose salaries are directly attributable to airport activity.
Economic Output measures the value of goods and services related to the airport.
Georgia Airports Mean Business
Georgia Airports Mean Business 2011 Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study by Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT. This study was conducted fully by the GDOT in April 2012.