October 1, 2020–7:23 p.m.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has released a Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study that quantifies the economic impact of the state’s 103 publicly-owned, public-use airports.
The study determined that airports contribute $73.7 billion in annual economic benefit to the state, and support 450,500 jobs with a total annual payroll estimated at $20 billion.
According to the report, Rome’s Richard B. Russell Regional Airport – J.H. Towers Field has an annual economic impact $14,533,600, and supports 146 jobs with a total annual payroll of $4,034,900,
Airport supported annual state and local sales and income tax revenues are estimated at $622,230.
The Richard B. Russell Regional Airport sees more than 30,000 visitors annually, according to the study.
You can view the report HERE.
You can also view reports for surrounding counties below.