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NCDOT Releases 2021 State of Aviation Report, Compiled by ITRE

NC State University's Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) has helped develop this important biennial report since 2006.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Aviation released its biennial report on the economic impacts of the state’s public airports Monday, based on data that NC State’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education compiled and analyzed on its behalf. ITRE has helped NCDOT develop the report, entitled “North Carolina: The State of Aviation,” since the first edition was published in 2006.

The report is used to guide future investment in aviation infrastructure and helps recruit aviation and aerospace companies to North Carolina.

North Carolina’s publicly owned airports contribute $61 billion to the state’s economy each year and support 373,000 jobs, according to the report. Airports and aviation-related jobs also provide $15 billion in personal income and contribute $2.5 billion in state and local tax revenues every year, based on 2019 data.