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Airport Economic Impact Study: Methodology and Calculator Training

About the Event

More About the Study

Visit the MnDOT website to learn more about the study, view individual airport reports, and access the calculator.

Have you ever wondered how much annual economic activity is generated by your local airport? Would you like to know how this translates into jobs, earned income, and spending in the local economy? This training discussed the answers to these and other questions about how airports benefit communities throughout Minnesota.

In 2019, the Minnesota Department of Transportation conducted a statewide airport economic impact study to better understand the impact and importance of state airports. The study culminated in a public economic impact calculator.

Training attendees learned about the study methodology, the calculator, and media tools to help share the economic benefits of airports throughout the state.

Video Recordings

The following videos were recorded at the February 5, 2020, training in Minneapolis.

Methodology Training

This video provides a high-level overview of the methodology used in the 2019 Airport Economic Impact Study.

Calculator Training

Learn how to use the Airport Economic Impact Calculator in this training video.

More Information

For more information, please contact Katherine Stanley at or 612-626-1023.

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