Ohio airports study highlights benefits of Clermont County Airport
Clermont County Airport, located in Batavia Township, is a general aviation airport and part of Ohio’s system of 104 airports that not only provide the state with a safe and efficient mode of transportation, but also serves as an important stimulus for economic growth and development. In addition to economic impacts, the system of airports provides numerous benefits that enhance the quality of life, health, safety, and welfare of Ohioans.
By providing aviation-related services, Ohio’s airport system supports hundreds of thousands of jobs and produces billions of dollars in economic activity. More than 120,000 jobs can be tied to the airports of Ohio. These employees receive $4.2 billion in payroll and benefits and generate $13.3 billion in economic activity.
Clermont County Airport is home to Sporty’s. In its 57 years of operation, Sporty’s has grown from a one-man operation launched by Hal Shevers to the world’s largest pilot shop and an iconic general aviation brand. Sporty’s operations extend to airport management, avionics installation and repair, aircraft maintenance, a residential airport community, new aircraft sales, aircraft management and flight training form the acclaimed Sporty’s Academy, including for the University of Cincinnati’s professional pilot program.
According to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s Ohio Airports Focus Study, Clermont County Airport has a total economic impact of:
- 263 jobs
- $7.4 million in payroll
- $27.4 million in economic output
Read more at SportysAcademy.com/economicimpact.
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