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					Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                            Alliance
                                                                                         Alliance Municipal

Airport Location                                             benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Alliance Municipal Airport is located 3 miles                the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
southeast of Alliance, Nebraska, in Box Butte                Spending by these visitors supports additional
County. Alliance has a population of 9,555. The              employment and associated annual payroll.
3,500-acre airport opened in 1948. The primary               These first round impacts create additional
runway, Runway 12/30, is an asphalt runway                   spin-off benefits that ripple through the
measuring 9,202 feet in length and 150 feet in               economy. The secondary or induced benefits
width. Major employers in the community include              were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Parker-               multipliers. When combined, first round and
Dayco, AEP, Perrin Manufacturing, Vitalix, Box               secondary benefits equal the total economic
Butte General Hospital and Alliance Public                   impact associated with each airport.
Schools. Local attractions include Carhenge and
the Knight Museum of the High Plains Heritage.               First Round Impact
                                                             In 2002, there were seven aviation-related
The airport, with 51 based aircraft, experiences             tenants on the airport who supported 24
approximately 15,000 annual operations annually.             employees. These tenants' first round or direct
                                                             employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                             derived from survey data. Direct output from all
                                                             on-airport aviation-related tenants is estimated
                                                             at $2.02 million annually. The estimated direct
                                                             annual payroll of these tenants is $432,800.
                                                             Visitors using commercial airlines also create
                                                             economic impacts. Survey data indicated that
                                                             approximately 418 visitors arrived via Alliance
                                                             Municipal Airport in 2002. Commercial airline
                                                             visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                             additional six full-time jobs for employees
                                                             earning $100,200 annually.          Output from
                                                             commercial airline visitors is estimated at
                                                             $179,100.      Operational data indicated that
                                                             approximately 3,270 general aviation visitors
                                                             used the airport in 2002. This visitor-related
                                                             output (spending) supported an additional
                                                             seven full-time jobs with a total annual payroll of
                                                             $111,900. Output from general aviation visitors
                                                             is estimated at $176,400.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                             airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
Economic Impact                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                  Secondary impacts are induced impacts
through employment, payroll, and output                      calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
(spending).         On-airport     business       and        multipliers. The accompanying table presents
government activities (direct impacts) account               the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round        impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
economic benefits.         Additional first round

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                   Alliance
                                                                                                Alliance Municipal

they relate to on-airport tenants and general                wilderness areas in the Sand Hills. Additionally,
aviation visitors.                                           the airport hosts charity events, such as a fly-in
                                                             for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The airport
Total Impact                                                 leases some of its acreage to area ranchers.
For 2002, the total output (including first round
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 Summary
airport tenants and all commercial airline and               On an annual basis, Alliance Municipal Airport
                                                             currently provides the following total benefits:
general aviation visitors to Alliance Municipal
Airport was approximately $3.42 million. Total
                                                          Alliance Municipal
full-time employment related to airport tenants
                                                                                  EMPLOYMENT
and all visitors is estimated at approximately 43                          First Round  Secondary                   Total
jobs. A total annual payroll of approximately             On-Airport
$960,200 is associated with these jobs.                   Activity                    16                 10                 26
                                                          GA Visitors                  7                  2                  9
Other Benefits                                            CA Visitors                  6                  2                  8
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Alliance Municipal Airport offers several          Total                     29          14                          43
services to the community.            The airport                                   PAYROLL
welcomes many recreational aircraft in addition                            First Round  Secondary                   Total
to airline and corporate aircraft such as those           On-Airport
belonging to Burlington Northern-Santa Fe                 Activity            $432,800           $187,400           $620,200
Railroad, Parker-Dayco, and Vitalix. The airport          GA Visitors         $111,900            $64,000           $175,900
is also the base for an aerial applicator service.        CA Visitors         $100,200            $63,900           $164,100

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                          Total               $644,900    $315,300                  $960,200
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to                                     OUTPUT
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as                         First Round  Secondary                   Total
how often airports are used for patient transfer.         On-Airport
Survey data indicated Box Butte General                   Activity          $2,016,800           $830,400         $2,847,200
Hospital uses the airport on average 67 times a           GA Visitors        $176,400            $107,100          $283,500
year to bring doctors and specialists to the              CA Visitors        $179,100            $108,300          $287,400
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in
from Scottsbluff, Chadron and Denver.           In        Total             $2,372,300        $1,045,800          $3,418,100
addition, the hospital uses aircraft 15 times per         Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
year for emergency patient transfer via air
ambulance. The facility ranks in the top tier of             In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Nebraska Airports in terms of medical-related                construction spending at airports in Nebraska
aircraft operations.                                         typically produces the following impacts:

Located on the airport is a U.S. Postal Service                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
facility and aircraft. Suburban Air Freight uses                               First-Round    Secondary          Total
the airport five days per week. Area law                                             Impact       Impact       Impact
enforcement agencies base training and                        Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
operations at the field frequently.                           Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                              Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
The airport serves as a gateway for tourist and               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
recreational activities, such as hunting in nearby


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                      Beatrice
                                                                                   Beatrice Municipal

Airport Location                                       Economic Impact

Beatrice Municipal Airport is located 3 miles north    Economic impacts at an airport are measured
of Beatrice, Nebraska, in Gage County. Beatrice        through employment, payroll, and output
has a population of 12,264. The 643-acre airport       (spending).         On-airport     business       and
opened in 1946. The primary runway, Runway             government activities (direct impacts) account
17/35, is an asphalt-concrete runway measuring         for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
5,602 feet in length and 100 feet in width. Major      economic benefits.         Additional first round
employers in the community include Exmark              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Manufacturing Company, Inc., Store Kraft               the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Manufacturing Company, NEAPCO, American                Spending by these visitors supports additional
Tool Company, and Husqvarna Turf Care Division.        employment and associated annual payroll.
Local attractions include Homestead National           These first round impacts create additional
Monument of America and the Gage County                spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Historical Museum.                                     economy. The secondary or induced benefits
                                                       were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
The airport, with 21 based aircraft, experiences       multipliers. When combined, first round and
approximately 10,058 aircraft operations annually.     secondary benefits equal the total economic
                                                       impact associated with each airport.

                                                       First Round Impact

                                                       In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
                                                       on the airport, including airport management,
                                                       who supported 11 employees. These tenants'
                                                       direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                       output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                       Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                       tenants is estimated at $1.13 million annually.
                                                       The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                       tenants is $252,100. Operational data indicated
                                                       that approximately 2,572 visitors used the
                                                       airport. Visitor-related spending supported an
                                                       additional five full-time jobs for employees
                                                       earning over $88,000 annually. Indirect output
                                                       from general aviation visitors is estimated at
                                                       $138,900.

                                                       Secondary Impact

                                                       The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                       airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                       create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                       calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                Beatrice
                                                                                             Beatrice Municipal

multipliers. The accompanying table presents               Summary
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as             On an annual basis, Beatrice Municipal Airport
they relate to on-airport tenants and general              currently provides the following total benefits:
aviation visitors.
                                                         Beatrice Municipal
                                                                                EMPLOYMENT
Total Impact
                                                                           First Round Secondary                   Total
                                                         On-Airport
For 2002, the total output (including first round
                                                         Activity                      11                 6                17
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to         GA Visitors                     5                2                 7
Beatrice Municipal Airport was approximately
$1.85 million.      Total full-time employment           Total                       16         8                          24
related to airport tenants and general aviation                                    PAYROLL
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is                              First Round  Secondary                  Total
estimated at approximately 24 persons, with a            On-Airport
total annual payroll (first round and secondary)         Activity              $252,100         $100,300         $352,400
of approximately $491,500 associated with
these jobs.                                              GA Visitors            $88,500           $50,600        $139,100

Other Benefits                                           Total                $340,600    $150,900               $491,500
                                                                                   OUTPUT
In addition to the economic benefits described                             First Round  Secondary                  Total
above, Beatrice Municipal provides several               On-Airport
                                                         Activity            $1,129,900         $500,100        $1,630,000
services to the local community. The airport is
a base for local recreational flyers, as well as
                                                         GA Visitors           $138,900           $84,400        $223,300
for corporate activity. An aerial application
service uses the airport as its base in the              Total               $1,268,800         $584,500        $1,853,300
growing season. The airport has a certified              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
flight instructor available to the public.
Suburban Air Freight runs about 20 flights per             In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
week from the airport as a contract carrier for            construction spending at airports in Nebraska
UPS. The airport is frequently used by the                 typically produces the following impacts:
military for exercises and training. On occasion,
                                                              Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
other government agencies utilize the airport for
                                                                             First-Round    Secondary          Total
operations.       Law enforcement, firefighting,
                                                                                   Impact       Impact       Impact
search and rescue, medical evacuation, and
                                                            Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
environmental patrol are reported as occasional             Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
activities at the airport.                                  Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Chadron
                                                                                        Chadron Municipal

Airport Location                                             associated annual payroll. These first round
Chadron Municipal Airport is located four miles west         impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
of Chadron, Nebraska, in Dawes County. Chadron               ripple through the economy. The secondary or
has a population of 5,698. The 716-acre airport              induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
opened in 1939. The primary runway, Runway                   specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
02/20, is a concrete runway measuring 6,001 feet in          first round and secondary benefits equal the total
length and 100 feet in width. The major employer in          economic impact associated with each airport.
the community is Chadron State College. Local
                                                             First Round Impact
attractions include Chadron State Park, Nebraska
                                                             In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
National Forest Pine Ridge District, Museum of Fur
                                                             on the airport who supported 11 employees.
Trade, and Dawes County Historical Society
                                                             These tenants' first round or direct employment,
Museum.
                                                             payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                             survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
The airport, with 14 based aircraft, experiences
                                                             aviation-related tenants is estimated at $1.09
approximately 4,250 aircraft operations annually.
                                                             million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                             payroll of these tenants is $286,400. Visitors
                                                             using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                             impacts.        Survey    data    indicated  that
                                                             approximately 488 visitors arrived via Chadron
                                                             Municipal Airport in 2002. Commercial airline
                                                             visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                             additional seven full-time jobs for employees
                                                             earning $116,900 annually.           Output from
                                                             commercial airline visitors is estimated at
                                                             $209,100.       Operational data indicated that
                                                             approximately 1,089 general aviation visitors
                                                             used the airport in 2002. This visitor-related
                                                             output (spending) supported an additional two
                                                             full-time jobs with a total annual payroll of
                                                             $36,700. Output from general aviation visitors is
                                                             estimated at $58,800.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                             tenants, commercial airline visitors, and general
                                                             aviation visitors also create secondary impacts
                                                             throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                             induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                             specific IMPLAN multipliers. The accompanying
Economic Impact                                              table presents the 2002 direct, secondary, and
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                  total impacts for output, payroll, and employment
through employment, payroll, and output                      as they relate to on-airport tenants, commercial
(spending). On-airport business and government               airline visitors, and general aviation visitors.
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                             Total Impact
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
                                                             For 2002, the total output (including first round
linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
                                                             and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
                                                             airport tenants and all commercial airline and
visitors supports additional employment and
                                                             general aviation visitors to Chadron Municipal

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Chadron
                                                                                                Chadron Municipal

Airport was approximately $1.59 million. Total             Summary
full-time employment related to airport tenants            On an annual basis, Chadron Municipal Airport
and all visitors is estimated at approximately 31          currently provides the following total benefits:
persons. A total annual payroll of approximately
$661,000 is associated with these jobs.                   Chadron Municipal Airport
                                                                                    EMPLOYMENT
Other Benefits                                                                First Round  Secondary                        Total
In addition to the economic benefits described            On-Airport
above, Chadron Municipal Airport provides                 Activity                      11                 7                  18
several services to the local community. The
primary benefit that the community receives is            GA Visitors                     2                1                   3
scheduled commercial airline service on Great
Lakes to Denver. This airline service provides            CA Visitors                     7                3                  10
important access to the country’s transportation
system. The airport also provides a facility for a        Total                        20          11                         31
moderate amount of corporate and recreational                                         PAYROLL
activity. The airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO)                             First Round   Secondary                       Total
services and maintains aircraft of all types, and         On-Airport
offers a number of services to pilots. The airport        Activity               $286,400         $125,400           $411,800
also frequently accommodates military, police,
fire and medical flights.                                 GA Visitors             $36,700          $21,000                $57,700


A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                CA Visitors            $116,900          $74,600           $191,500
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                          Total                  $440,000         $221,000           $661,000
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                                                      OUTPUT
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
                                                                              First Round  Secondary                        Total
Survey data indicated Chadron Community
                                                          On-Airport
Hospital uses the airport on average 173 times a
                                                          Activity               $825,000         $336,300         $1,161,300
year to bring doctors and specialists to the
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in
                                                          GA Visitors             $58,800          $35,700                $94,500
from Rapid City and Scottsbluff. In addition, the
hospital uses aircraft 65 times per year for
                                                          CA Visitors            $209,100         $126,400           $335,500
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.
The facility ranks in the top tier of Nebraska            Total                $1,092,900         $498,400         $1,591,300
Airports in terms of medical-related aircraft
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
operations.
                                                          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                          construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                          typically produce the following impacts:

                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
                                                                                    Impact       Impact       Impact
                                                             Employment                1.8           2.3          4.1
                                                             Payroll              $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output              $100,000       $70,250     $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                Columbus
                                                                                Columbus Municipal

Airport Location                                      government activities (direct impacts) account
Columbus Municipal Airport is located one mile        for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
northeast of Columbus, Nebraska, in Platte            economic benefits.         Additional first round
County. Columbus has a population of 20,678.          benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
The 602-acre airport opened in 1946. The primary      the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
runway, Runway 14/32, is an asphalt-concrete          Spending by these visitors supports additional
runway measuring 6,800 feet in length and 100         employment and associated annual payroll.
feet in width. Major employers in the community       These first round impacts create additional
include Becton Dickinson, Behlen Manufacturing        spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Co.,     EGS    Electrical  Group,   Vishay/Dale      economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Electronics,    CAMACO,     Carneco,    FLEXcon       were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Company, Minnesota Corn Processors, Columbus          multipliers. When combined, first round and
Hydraulics and Orion Corporation.          Local      secondary benefits equal the total economic
attractions include Platte County Fair/Columbus       impact associated with each airport.
Races, U.S. 30 Speedway, and the Platte County
Historical Society.                                   First Round Impact
                                                      In 2002, there were five aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 43 based aircraft, experiences      on the airport, including airport management,
approximately 15,000 aircraft operations annually.    who supported 46 employees. These tenants'
                                                      direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                      output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                      Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                      tenants is estimated at $6.82 million annually.
                                                      The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                      tenants is $2,494,100.         Operational data
                                                      indicated that approximately 947 visitors used
                                                      the airport. Visitor-related spending supported
                                                      an additional ten full-time jobs for employees
                                                      earning approximately $167,000 annually.
                                                      Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                      estimated at $264,600.

                                                      Secondary Impact
                                                      The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                      airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                      create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                      Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                      calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                      multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                      the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                      impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact                                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured           aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).     On-airport   business   and


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                               Columbus
                                                                                               Columbus Municipal

Total Impact                                                   use aircraft 13 times per year for emergency
For 2002, the total output (including first round              patient transfer via air ambulance.
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to               Summary
Columbus Municipal Airport was approximately                   On an annual basis, Columbus Municipal
$9.68 million.      Total full-time employment                 Airport currently provides the following total
related to airport tenants and general aviation                benefits:
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is
estimated at approximately 81 persons, with a               Columbus Municipal
total annual payroll (first round and secondary)                               EMPLOYMENT
of approximately $3.63 million associated with                          First Round  Secondary                          Total
                                                            On-Airport
these jobs.
                                                            Activity              46         22                                 68
Other Benefits
                                                            GA Visitors                   10                   3                13
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Columbus Municipal Airport provides                  Total                       56          25                          81
several services to the local community. The                                           PAYROLL
airport primarily serves Columbus’ recreational                               First Round   Secondary                   Total
and corporate pilots. The airport’s Fixed Base              On-Airport
Operator maintains and repairs aircraft, and                Activity            $2,494,100           $877,500         $3,371,600
offers a number of services for pilots. The
airport is home to Nebraska Public Power                    GA Visitors           $167,000            $95,500           $262,500
District’s corporate hangar, from which
inspections and repair dispatches are based.                Total              $2,661,100     $973,000                $3,634,100
The airport also houses an FAA flight service                                          OUTPUT
station, which acts as an information center for                              First Round  Secondary                    Total
                                                            On-Airport
pilots all over the State. Additionally, the airport
                                                            Activity            $6,824,400         $2,433,900         $9,258,300
accommodates a UPS contract carrier, which
allows businesses and residents in the city to              GA Visitors           $264,600           $160,700           $425,300
ship freight and priority materials. The airport
accommodates flights by emergency personnel,                Total               $7,089,000         $2,594,600         $9,683,600
especially physician flights and medical                    Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
evacuations.
                                                               In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                     construction spending at airports in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to                typically produce the following impacts:
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
                                                                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                                                 First-Round    Secondary          Total
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
                                                                                       Impact       Impact       Impact
Survey data indicated Alegent Health Memorial
                                                                Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
Hospital and Columbus Community Hospital                        Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
use the airport on average six times a year to                  Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
bring doctors and specialists to the hospital to                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from
Omaha and Lincoln. In addition, the hospital


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                       Fremont
                                                                                     Fremont Municipal

Airport Location                                        Economic Impact
Fremont Municipal Airport is located two miles          Economic impacts at an airport are measured
northwest of Fremont, Nebraska, in Dodge County.        through employment, payroll, and output
Fremont has a population of 24,591. The 639-acre        (spending). On-airport business and government
airport opened in 1942. The primary runway,             activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
Runway 13/31, is an asphalt-concrete runway             portion of an airport’s first round economic
measuring 5,500 feet in length and 100 feet in width.   benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Major employers in the community include Hormel         linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Foods Corporation, Fremont Area Medical Center,         of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Fremont Public Schools, Wal-Mart Store, Inc.,           visitors supports additional employment and
Oriental Trading Company, Oilgear, TEK Industries,      associated annual payroll. These first round
Midland       Luther     College,    ENCORE/HRM         impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Transportation, and The Furst Group.           Local    ripple through the economy. The secondary or
attractions include the Fremont Dinner Train and the    induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Fremont & Elkhorn Valley Railroad, as well as           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
outdoor activities on the Platte River at Fremont       first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Lakes State Recreation Area. Fremont is also the        economic impact associated with each airport.
starting point of the Lewis and Clark Land Tour, a
scenic drive stretching to Niobrara.                    First Round Impact
                                                        In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 43 based aircraft, experiences        on the airport, including airport management, who
approximately 20,150 annual operations annually.        supported eight employees. These tenants' direct
                                                        or first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                        impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                        output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
                                                        is estimated at $3.6 million annually.         The
                                                        estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants is
                                                        $209,700.       Operational data indicated that
                                                        approximately 3,380 visitors used the airport.
                                                        Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                        seven full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                        $115,200 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                        aviation visitors is estimated at $182,300.

                                                        Secondary Impact
                                                        The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                        tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                        secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                        Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                        calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                        multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
                                                        2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
                                                        output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
                                                        on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.



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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                   Fremont
                                                                                                 Fremont Municipal

Total Impact                                                 bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
For 2002, the total output (including first round            how often airports are used for patient transfer.
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 Survey data indicated Fremont Area Medical
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to             Center uses the airport occasionally for
Fremont Municipal Airport was approximately                  emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.
$5.56 million. Total full-time employment related
to airport tenants and general aviation visitors,            Summary
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at             On an annual basis, Fremont Municipal Airport
approximately 21 jobs, with a total annual payroll           currently provides the following total benefits:
(first round and secondary) of approximately
$470,000 associated with these jobs.                         Fremont Municipal
                                                                              EMPLOYMENT
                                                                         First Round Secondary                      Total
Other Benefits
                                                             On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described               Activity               8        4                              12
above, Fremont Municipal Airport offers several
services to the community. The airport welcomes              GA Visitors                    7               2                9
many recreational aircraft in addition to corporate
aircraft. Several area companies have aircraft at            Total                      15        6                         21
the field, including Dugan Funeral Service,                                          PAYROLL
Independent Technology, R&M Consulting,                                       First Round Secondary                 Total
Taylor & Martin, and Victory Marine. Other                   On-Airport
                                                             Activity             $209,700         $79,200          $288,900
corporate users of the airport include Hormel,
Wal-Mart, Valmont, ADM, and Hy-bee. The                      GA Visitors          $115,200         $65,900          $181,100
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) offers full-
service aircraft support, including maintenance for          Total               $324,900 $145,100                  $470,000
piston and turboprop aircraft. Des Moines Flying                                      OUTPUT
Service sells a range of aircraft at the airport.                             First Round Secondary                 Total
                                                             On-Airport
The airport assists local police and fire and                Activity           $3,563,700 $1,708,700           $5,272,400
rescue authorities by providing a base for State
                                                             GA Visitors          $182,300        $110,700          $293,000
Patrol activities, including search and rescue,
prisoner exchange, and emergency management                  Total              $3,746,000 $1,819,400           $5,565,400
survey flights. The airport is also the location of a        Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
number of community activities, such as the
Experimental Aircraft Association’s “Young                   In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Eagles” program, a Civil Air Patrol youth                    construction spending at airports in Nebraska
encampment for young pilots, and school tours.               typically produce the following impacts:
The local Civil Air Patrol also holds its training
activities at the airport. The airport also sells               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
airplane rides at the town’s annual John C.                                    First-Round    Secondary          Total
                                                                                     Impact       Impact       Impact
Fremont days.
                                                              Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
                                                              Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                              Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to


                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                      Grand Island
                                                                                Central Nebraska Regional

Airport Location                                             benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Central Nebraska Regional Airport is located 3               linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
miles northeast of Grand Island, Nebraska, in Hall           of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
County. Grand Island has a population of 41,950.             visitors supports additional employment and
The 2,435-acre airport opened in 1935. The                   associated annual payroll. These first round
primary runway, Runway 17/35, is an asphalt                  impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
runway measuring 7,002 feet in length and 150                ripple through the economy. The secondary or
feet in width. Major employers in the community              induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
include ConAgra Beef, Saint Francis Medical                  specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Center, Chief Industries, Principal Financial                first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Group, Case-New Holland, McCain Foods USA,                   economic impact associated with each airport.
Inc., Grand Island Public Schools, the City of
Grand Island, Overhead Door Corporation, and a               First Round Impact
Cabela's call center. Local attractions include the          In 2002, there were 13 aviation-related tenants on
Heritage Zoo, Fonner Park Thoroughbred Races                 the airport who supported 113 employees. These
and the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer.                 tenants' first round or direct employment, payroll,
The airport, with 63 based aircraft, experiences             and output impacts were derived from survey
approximately 42,624 operations annually.                    data. Direct output from all on-airport aviation-
                                                             related tenants is estimated at $12.8 million
                                                             annually. The estimated direct annual payroll of
                                                             these tenants is $3.75 million. Visitors using
                                                             commercial airlines also create economic
                                                             impacts.          Survey    data    indicated  that
                                                             approximately 2,720 visitors arrived via Central
                                                             Nebraska Regional Airport in 2002. Commercial
                                                             airline visitor-related output (spending) supported
                                                             an additional 36 full-time jobs for employees
                                                             earning $601,200 annually.             Output from
                                                             commercial airline visitors is estimated at $1.2
                                                             million.       Operational data indicated that
                                                             approximately 6,200 general aviation visitors
                                                             used the airport in 2002. This visitor-related
                                                             output (spending) supported an additional eight
                                                             full-time jobs with a total annual payroll of
                                                             $128,600. Output from general aviation visitors is
                                                             estimated at $335,200.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                             tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                             secondary impacts throughout the State.
Economic Impact                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                  calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
through employment, payroll, and output                      multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
(spending). On-airport business and government               2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant        output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
portion of an airport’s first round economic                 on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                            Grand Island
                                                                                      Central Nebraska Regional

Total Impact                                                 Central Nebraska Regional is the home of many
For 2002, the total output (including first round            community events. The airport is the location of
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 the town’s Christmas festivities, which include
airport tenants and all commercial airline and               tree decorating by local children and visits by
general aviation visitors to Central Nebraska                Santa. The airport takes part in Husker Harvest
Regional Airport was approximately $21.14                    Days, an annual agricultural fair. The airport also
million. Total full-time employment related to               has a restaurant, the Flight Deck.
airport tenants and all visitors is estimated at
approximately 245 persons.       A total annual              Summary
payroll of approximately $6.61 million is                    On an annual basis, Central Nebraska Regional
associated with these jobs.                                  Airport currently provides the following benefits:

Other Benefits                                              Central Nebraska Regional
In addition to the economic benefits described                                  EMPLOYMENT
above, Central Nebraska Regional Airport                                  First Round Secondary                             Total
provides several services to the community. The             On-Airport
airport welcomes many recreational aircraft in              Activity              113         72                             185
addition to airline activity and corporate aircraft,        GA Visitors             8          2                              10
such as those belonging to Chief Industries,                CA Visitors            36         14                              50
                                                            Total                 157         88                             245
Global, and Anderson A/C. The airport also has
                                                                                  PAYROLL
a significant amount of air cargo activity with
                                                                          First Round Secondary                             Total
aircraft from FedEx, Airborne, UPS, and
                                                            On-Airport
Suburban Air using the airport daily.                       Activity      $3,752,500 $1,675,700                     $5,428,200
                                                            GA Visitors     $128,600     $73,500                     $202,100
The airport’s property includes a large industrial          CA Visitors     $601,200    $383,600                     $984,800
park with a variety of non-aviation tenants. These          Total         $4,482,300 $2,132,800                     $6,615,100
businesses include Bel-Wood Buildings, Hornady                                    OUTPUT
Manufacturing, KB Ag Repair, Nova-Tech, Optical                           First Round Secondary                             Total
Technologies, and Overhead Door.                            On-Airport
                                                            Activity     $12,804,800 $5,928,200                    $18,733,000
The airport also supports local law enforcement             GA Visitors     $335,200    $203,600                     $538,800
and fire and rescue agencies. The airport is                CA Visitors   $1,164,000    $703,800                    $1,867,800
home to the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training               Total        $14,304,000 $6,835,600                    $21,139,600
Center, where a wide range of police education              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers

and training activities occur. The Immigration and
                                                             In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Naturalization Service occasionally uses the
                                                             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
airport for deportations. Currently, the airport is          typically produce the following benefits:
constructing a new Air National Guard Apache
helicopter base and armory. The airport also                     Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
sponsors Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting                                       First-Round    Secondary         Total
training by local fire departments, and performs                                       Impact       Impact      Impact
crash drills occasionally.      The airport often              Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
accommodates doctor and medical specialist                     Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
flights, as well as medical evacuation flights for             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
St. Francis Medical Center.                                    Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                    State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Hastings
                                                                                       Hastings Municipal

Airport Location                                             benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Hastings Municipal Airport is located two miles              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
northwest of Hastings, Nebraska, in Adams                    Spending by these visitors supports additional
County. Hastings has a population of 21,263. The             employment and associated annual payroll.
504-acre airport opened in 1926. The primary                 These first round impacts create additional
runway, Runway 14/32, is a concrete surface                  spin-off benefits that ripple through the
measuring 6,451 feet in length and 100 feet in               economy. The secondary or induced benefits
width.     Major manufacturers or other large                were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
employers in the community include Con Agra,                 multipliers. When combined, first round and
Thermo King Corporation, Dana Corporation,                   secondary benefits equal the total economic
Dutton-Lainson, and Eaton Corporation. Local                 impact associated with each airport.
attractions include the Hastings Museum/Lied
IMAX Theatre.                                                First Round Impact
                                                             In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 40 based aircraft, experiences             on the airport, including airport management,
approximately 19,000 aircraft operations annually.           who supported six employees. These tenants'
                                                             direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                             output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                             Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                             tenants is estimated at $184,000 annually. The
                                                             estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                             is $59,700. Operational data indicated that
                                                             approximately 5,445 visitors used the airport.
                                                             Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                             11 full-time jobs for employees earning
                                                             $187,000 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                             aviation visitors is estimated at $294,000.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                             airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                             create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                             Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                             calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                             multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                             the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                             impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                             they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic Impact                                              aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output                      Total Impact
(spending).         On-airport     business       and        For 2002, the total output (including first round
government activities (direct impacts) account               and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round        airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
economic benefits.         Additional first round            Hastings Municipal Airport was approximately


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                             Hastings
                                                                                          Hastings Municipal

$724,300. Total full-time employment related to           Summary
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,            On an annual basis, Hastings Municipal Airport
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at          currently provides the following total benefits:
approximately 23 persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of                     Hastings Municipal
approximately $379,200 associated with these                                 EMPLOYMENT
jobs.                                                                    First Round Secondary                         Total
                                                           On-Airport
                                                           Activity                6         3                            8
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                           GA Visitors                   11               3              15
above, Hastings Municipal Airport provides a
number of services to the local community. The             Total                       17         6                      23
airport welcomes many recreational flights as                                        PAYROLL
well as a number of corporate aircraft, including                             First Round Secondary                    Total
those belonging to Werner Construction,                    On-Airport
Aluminum Castings, Williams Midwest House                  Activity               $59,700         $25,600          $85,300
Mover, T-L Irrigation, and Reinke Farms. The
airport is also the base of operations for an              GA Visitors          $187,000        $106,900          $293,900
aerial applicator during the growing season.
Suburban Air Freight, a UPS contract carrier,              Total                $246,700   $132,500               $379,200
provides air freight and package delivery to the                                     OUTPUT
community from the airport. The facility is also                              First Round Secondary                    Total
                                                           On-Airport
important to the community in terms of
                                                           Activity              $184,000         $67,800         $251,800
providing access to the State’s health care
system.                                                    GA Visitors          $294,000        $178,500          $472,500

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                 Total                $478,000        $246,300          $724,300
gathered data to obtain information relating to            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as        In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.         construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Survey data indicated Mary Lanning Memorial               typically produces the following benefits:
Hospital uses the airport on average 48 times a
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in                           First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                  Impact       Impact      Impact
from Lincoln and Salina.         In addition, the
                                                          Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
hospital uses aircraft 11 times per year for
                                                          Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.
                                                          Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
The airport participates in several community
events, including the State Fly-In in 2004. In
the past, representatives from the airport have
taken part in outreach programs to advertise the
airport.



                                                                                              State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                       Kearney
                                                                                     Kearney Municipal

Airport Location                                        (spending). On-airport business and government
Kearney Municipal Airport is located four miles         activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
northeast of Kearney, Nebraska, in Buffalo              portion of an airport’s first round economic
County. Kearney has a population of 28,381.             benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
The 2,500-acre airport opened in 1942. The              linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
primary runway, Runway 18/36, is an asphalt             of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
runway measuring 7,094 feet in length and 150           visitors supports additional employment and
feet in width. Major employers in the community         associated annual payroll. These first round
include The University of Nebraska at Kearney,          impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Good Samaritan Health Systems, Baldwin Filters,         ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Eaton     Corporation,   Coleman     Powermate,         induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Cabela's, The Buckle, Morris Press Divisions,           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Cash Wa, and Marshall Engines.             Local        first round and secondary benefits equal the total
attractions include the Great Platte River Road         economic impact associated with each airport.
Archway Monument, Kearney Area Childrens'
Museum, Cabela's, Fort Kearney State Historical         First Round Impact
Park, Museum of Nebraska Art, Trails and Rails          In 2002, there were eight aviation-related tenants
Museum, and the George West Frank House.                on the airport who supported 46 employees.
                                                        These tenants' first round or direct employment,
The airport, with 64 based aircraft, experiences        payroll, and output impacts were derived from
approximately 33,300 operations annually.               survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                        aviation-related tenants is estimated at $4.94
                                                        million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                        payroll of these tenants is $1.37 million. Visitors
                                                        using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                        impacts.        Survey      data    indicated   that
                                                        approximately 2,460 visitors arrived via Kearney
                                                        Municipal Airport in 2002. Commercial airline
                                                        visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                        additional 33 full-time jobs for employees earning
                                                        $551,100 annually.        Output from commercial
                                                        airline visitors is estimated at $1.05 million.
                                                        Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                        9,325 general aviation visitors used the airport in
                                                        2002.      This visitor-related output (spending)
                                                        supported an additional 19 full-time jobs with a
                                                        total annual payroll of $319,000. Output from
                                                        general aviation visitors is estimated at $503,500.

                                                        Secondary Impact
                                                        The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                        tenants and visitors also create secondary
Economic Impact                                         impacts throughout the State.          Secondary
Economic impacts at an airport are measured             impacts are induced impacts calculated using the
through employment, payroll, and output                 Nebraska specific IMPLAN multipliers.         The


                                                                                      State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Kearney
                                                                                                  Kearney Municipal

accompanying table presents the 2002 first
round, secondary, and total impacts for output,              Summary
payroll, and employment as they relate to on-                On an annual basis, Kearney Municipal Airport
airport tenants and visitors.                                currently provides the following total benefits:

Total Impact                                               Kearney Municipal
For 2002, the total output (including first round                                   EMPLOYMENT
                                                                              First Round  Secondary                        Total
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
                                                           On-Airport
airport tenants and all commercial airline and
                                                           Activity                      46                 28                74
general aviation visitors to Kearney Municipal
                                                           GA Visitors                   19                  6                25
Airport was approximately $9.73 million. Total
                                                           CA Visitors                   33                 13                46
full-time employment related to airport tenants
and all visitors is estimated at approximately 145         Total                       98        47                          145
persons. A total annual payroll of approximately                                      PAYROLL
$3.37 million is associated with these jobs.                                  First Round  Secondary                        Total
                                                           On-Airport
Other Benefits                                             Activity            $1,373,200           $595,600        $1,968,800
In addition to the economic benefits described             GA Visitors          $319,000            $182,400         $501,400
above, Kearney Municipal Airport offers several            CA Visitors          $551,100            $351,700         $902,800
services to the community. The airport welcomes
many recreational aircraft in addition to airline          Total              $2,243,300   $1,129,700               $3,373,000
and corporate aircraft such as those belonging to                                     OUTPUT
Eaton, Cabela’s, The Buckle, and USA Industries.                              First Round  Secondary                        Total
The airport’s Fixed Base Operators (FBOs)                  On-Airport
provide aircraft maintenance, fuel, and courtesy           Activity            $4,936,500        $2,287,600         $7,224,100
                                                           GA Visitors           $503,500         $305,800           $809,300
transportation. The airport is also the base for an
                                                           CA Visitors         $1,054,500         $637,600          $1,692,100
aerial application service.
                                                           Total               $6,494,500        $3,231,000         $9,725,500
The airport serves the local medical community             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
be accommodating flights with doctors and
medical specialists visiting Good Samaritan                  In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Hospital. The airport is also the location for UPS           construction spending at airports in Nebraska
express package service provided by Suburban                 typically produces the following impacts:
Air Freight. Area firefighters use the facility for
                                                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
training, and the Kearney National Guard Armory
                                                                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
is located on the airport.
                                                                                       Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                               Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
Kearney Municipal Airport hosts a number of
                                                               Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
community events and services. The airport is an               Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
important flight training facility, used by the                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
University of Nebraska at Kearney’s aeronautics
school. Sports teams often fly into the airport to
play UNK’s teams. The airport also provides
facilities for various flying clubs and other
organizations.


                                                                                                    State of Nebraska
                                                      74
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                        Lincoln
                                                                                      Lincoln Municipal

Airport Location                                         Economic Impact
Lincoln Municipal Airport is located 4 miles             Economic impacts at an airport are measured
northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska, in Lancaster             through employment, payroll, and output
County. Lincoln has a population of 215,928.             (spending).         On-airport     business       and
The 5,000-acre airport opened in 1928. The               government activities (direct impacts) account
primary runway, Runway 17R/35L, is an asphalt-           for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
concrete surface measuring 12,901 feet in length         economic benefits.         Additional first round
and 200 feet in width. Major employers in the            benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
area include Bryan LGH Health Care System,               the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
State of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska,           Spending by these visitors supports additional
B&R Stores, Inc., Correctional Services, Lincoln         employment and associated annual payroll.
Public Schools, National Crane Corporation,              These first round impacts create additional spin-
Shopko, Sun Mart, Tri-Con Industries, Ltd., and          off benefits that ripple through the economy.
Duncan Aviation. Local attractions include the           The secondary or induced benefits were
Governor's Mansion, Great Plains Art Collection,         measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Pioneer’s Park, Nebraska State Fair Park,                multipliers. When combined, first round and
University of Nebraska State Museum, Folsom              secondary benefits equal the total economic
Children's Zoo & Botanical Gardens, and the              impact associated with each airport.
Lied Center for Performing Arts.
                                                         First Round Impact
The airport, with 207 based aircraft, experiences        In 2002, there were 20 aviation-related tenants
approximately 105,800 aircraft operations                on the airport who supported 2,119 employees.
annually.                                                These tenants' first round or direct employment,
                                                         payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                         survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                         aviation-related tenants is estimated at $266.2
                                                         million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                         payroll of these tenants is $90.1 million. Visitors
                                                         using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                         impacts.          Survey data indicated that
                                                         approximately 115,200 visitors arrived via
                                                         Lincoln Municipal Airport in 2002. Commercial
                                                         airline     visitor-related   output    (spending)
                                                         supported an additional 1,544 full-time jobs for
                                                         employees earning $25.78 million annually.
                                                         Output from commercial airline visitors is
                                                         estimated at $49.34 million. Operational data
                                                         indicated that approximately 22,700 general
                                                         aviation visitors used the airport in 2002. This
                                                         visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                         additional 47 full-time jobs with a total annual
                                                         payroll of $776,600.         Output from general
                                                         aviation visitors is estimated at $1.23 million.




                                                                                       State of Nebraska
                                                    75
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                      Lincoln
                                                                                                    Lincoln Municipal

Secondary Impact                                                Lyn-Weld, Ameritus, and Wells Fargo operate
The first round impacts associated with on-                     major hangar operations on the field.
airport tenants and visitors also create
secondary impacts throughout the State.                         Summary
Secondary impacts are induced impacts                           On an annual basis, Lincoln Municipal Airport
calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN                   currently provides the following total benefits:
multipliers. The accompanying table presents
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total                  Lincoln Municipal
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as                                        EMPLOYMENT
they relate to on-airport tenants and visitors.                                First Round  Secondary                     Total
                                                            On-Airport
Total Impact                                                Activity                   2,119               1,302              3,421
For 2002, the total output (including first round           GA Visitors                   47                  14                 60
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                CA Visitors                1,544                 618              2,162
airport tenants and all commercial airline and
general aviation visitors to Lincoln Municipal              Total                     3,710       1,934                       5,643
Airport was approximately $472 million. Total                                           PAYROLL
full-time employment related to airport tenants
                                                                               First Round   Secondary                    Total
and general aviation visitors, including all
                                                            On-Airport
secondary      impacts,   is     estimated     at
                                                            Activity           $90,063,900        $39,431,500        $129,495,400
approximately 5,643 persons, with a total annual
                                                            GA Visitors           $776,600           $444,000          $1,220,600
payroll (first round and secondary) of
                                                            CA Visitors        $25,784,800        $16,453,100         $42,237,900
approximately $172.9 million associated with
these jobs.
                                                            Total            $116,625,300   $56,328,600              $172,953,900
                                                                                        OUTPUT
Other Benefits
                                                                              First Round   Secondary                     Total
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                            On-Airport
above, Lincoln Municipal Airport offers several
                                                            Activity         $266,237,000        $124,561,900        $390,798,900
services to the community.            The airport
                                                            GA Visitors        $1,225,500            $744,200          $1,969,700
welcomes many recreational aircraft in addition
                                                            CA Visitors       $49,349,300         $29,839,100         $79,188,400
to scheduled airline service from three airlines.
The airport also serves a large amount of
corporate aircraft.     Silverhawk Aviation, the            Total            $316,811,800        $155,145,200        $471,957,000
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO), offers full-           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers

service maintenance, fuel, flight training, aircraft
                                                                In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
rental, sales, and charters, and pilot and
                                                                construction spending at airports in Nebraska
passenger lounges.         Duncan Aviation and
                                                                typically produces the following impacts:
Hillaero    Modification     Center   also     offer
maintenance and modification for almost any
                                                                   Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
aircraft. United Express Airlines carries air cargo
                                                                                   First-Round    Secondary         Total
from the airport, and Airborne Express has a
                                                                                         Impact       Impact      Impact
sorting and distribution facility.
                                                                 Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                                 Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
Lincoln Municipal is the home of the Nebraska
                                                                 Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
Air National Guard and Army Air Guard. These
units use the field extensively and maintain large               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers

installations at the airport. Corporate aircraft
users also use Lincoln Municipal extensively.



                                                                                                     State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           McCook
                                                                                          McCook Municipal

Airport Location                                             linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
McCook Municipal Airport is located two miles east           of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
of McCook, Nebraska, in Red Willow County.                   visitors supports additional employment and
McCook has a population of 7,769. The 667-acre               associated annual payroll. These first round
airport opened in 1945. The primary runway,                  impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Runway 12/30, is a concrete surface measuring                ripple through the economy. The secondary or
6,449 feet in length and 100 feet in width. Major            induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
employers in the community include the Burlington            specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Northern/Santa Fe Railroad, Community Hospital,              first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Dayco Products, LLC, Hillcrest Nursing Home,                 economic impact associated with each airport.
Kugler Oil Company, Burns Podiatric Laboratory,
McCook Public Schools, Valmont Irrigation, and               First Round Impact
Walmart Supercenter. Local attractions include Red           In 2002, there were six aviation-related tenants
Willow State Recreation Area, Museum of the High             on the airport who supported 16 employees.
Plains, and the Senator Norris State Historic Site.          These tenants' first round or direct employment,
                                                             payroll, and output impacts were derived from
The airport, with 25 based aircraft, experiences             survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
approximately 17,800 aircraft operations annually.           aviation-related tenants is estimated at $5.28
                                                             million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                             payroll of these tenants is $535,000. Visitors
                                                             using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                             impacts.        Survey      data    indicated   that
                                                             approximately 860 visitors arrived via McCook
                                                             Municipal Airport in 2002. Commercial airline
                                                             visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                             additional 12 full-time jobs for employees earning
                                                             $200,400 annually.        Output from commercial
                                                             airline visitors is estimated at $368,200.
                                                             Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                             4,900 general aviation visitors used the airport in
                                                             2002.      This visitor-related output (spending)
                                                             supported an additional 10 full-time jobs with a
                                                             total annual payroll of $167,000. Output from
                                                             general aviation visitors is estimated at $264,600.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                             tenants, commercial airline visitors, and general
                                                             aviation visitors also create secondary impacts
                                                             throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
Economic Impact                                              induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                  specific IMPLAN multipliers. The accompanying
through employment, payroll, and output                      table presents the 2002 direct, secondary, and
(spending). On-airport business and government               total impacts for output, payroll, and employment
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant        as they relate to on-airport tenants, commercial
portion of an airport’s first round economic                 airline visitors, and general aviation visitors
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    McCook
                                                                                                   McCook Municipal

Total Impact                                                 Summary
For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, McCook Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and all commercial airline and
general aviation visitors to McCook Municipal               McCook Municipal
                                                                                    EMPLOYMENT
Airport was approximately $8.91 million. Total
                                                                             First Round  Secondary                   Total
full-time employment related to airport tenants
                                                            On-Airport
and all visitors is estimated at approximately 57
                                                            Activity                     16                11                 27
persons. A total annual payroll of approximately
$1.28 million is associated with these jobs.                GA Visitors                  10                  3                13

Other Benefits                                              CA Visitors                  12                  5                17
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, McCook Municipal Airport provides a                  Total                     38          19                          57
number of services to the local community. The                                        PAYROLL
airport has daily scheduled commercial air                                   First Round  Secondary                   Total
service on Great Lakes Airlines to Denver. This             On-Airport
is a significant benefit to the community, providing        Activity            $535,000           $245,900           $780,900
businesses and residents with access to the
nation’s air transportation system. The airport             GA Visitors         $167,000            $48,400           $215,400
also welcomes many recreational and corporate
                                                            CA Visitors         $200,400            $80,200           $280,600
aircraft. The airport is served by a UPS contract
carrier, which has daily deliveries to the airport.         Total               $902,400    $374,500                $1,276,900
The airport is used as a base by aerial application                                   OUTPUT
services during the growing season. The airport                              First Round  Secondary                   Total
is also important to the community in terms of              On-Airport
access to the region’s health care system.                  Activity          $5,281,600        $2,607,800          $7,889,400

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                  GA Visitors         $264,600           $160,700           $425,300
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to             CA Visitors         $368,200           $222,600           $590,800
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
how often airports are used for patient transfer.           Total             $5,914,400        $2,991,100          $8,905,500
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Survey data indicated Community Hospital uses
the airport on average 79 times a year to bring              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
doctors and specialists to the hospital to conduct           construction spending at airports in Nebraska
clinics. These doctors fly in from North Platte,             typically produce the following impacts:
Hastings, and Lincoln. In addition, the hospital
uses aircraft 11 times per year for emergency                    Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
patient transfer via air ambulance. The facility                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
ranks in the top tier of Nebraska Airports in terms                                    Impact       Impact      Impact
of medical-related aircraft operations.                        Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                               Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                               Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                       Norfolk
                                                                                 Karl Stefan Memorial

Airport Location                                         portion of an airport’s first round economic
Karl Stefan Memorial Airport is located 3 miles          benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
southwest of Norfolk, Nebraska, in Madison               linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
County. Norfolk has a population of 23,164. The          of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
city’s economy is comprised of activity in               visitors supports additional employment and
agriculture, manufacturing, and retail and               associated annual payroll.        These first round
wholesale trade. Major employers in the area             impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
include Tyson Fresh Meats, Goodyear Tire &               ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Rubber, Norfolk Iron & Metal Co., NUCOR Steel,           induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Sherwood, Davis and Geck, Vishay/Dale                    specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Electronics, Affiliated Foods Cooperative. and           round and secondary benefits equal the total
Faith Regional Health Services. Local attractions        economic impact associated with each airport.
include the Norfolk Arts Center.

The 926-acre airport opened in 1942. The primary         First Round Impact
runway, Runway 01/19, is an asphalt surface              In 2002, there were six aviation-related tenants
measuring 5,800 feet in length and 100 feet in           on the airport who supported 18 employees.
width.   The airport, with 51 based aircraft,            These tenants' first round or direct employment,
experiences    approximately    28,990    aircraft       payroll, and output impacts were derived from
operations annually.                                     survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                         aviation-related tenants is estimated at $1.91
                                                         million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                         payroll of these tenants is $501,600. Visitors
                                                         using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                         impacts.         Survey data indicated that
                                                         approximately 622 visitors arrived via Karl
                                                         Stefan Memorial Airport in 2002. Commercial
                                                         airline    visitor-related  output     (spending)
                                                         supported an additional eight full-time jobs for
                                                         employees earning $133,600 annually. Output
                                                         from commercial airline visitors is estimated at
                                                         $266,300.       Operational data indicated that
                                                         approximately 6,000 general aviation visitors
                                                         used the airport in 2002. This visitor-related
                                                         output (spending) supported an additional 12
                                                         full-time jobs with a total annual payroll of
                                                         $205,400. Output from general aviation visitors
                                                         is estimated at $323,400.

                                                         Secondary Impact
Economic Impact                                          The first round impacts associated with on-
Economic impacts at an airport are measured              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
through employment, payroll, and output                  create secondary impacts throughout the State.
(spending). On-airport business and government           Secondary impacts are induced impacts
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant    calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Norfolk
                                                                                            Karl Stefan Memorial

multipliers. The accompanying table presents                Association (EAA) hosts a fly-in annually, and
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total                  the FAA offers flight safety seminars. There is
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as              also a radio controlled aircraft club at the
they relate to on-airport tenants and general               airport.
aviation visitors.
                                                            Summary
Total Impact                                                On an annual basis, Karl Stefan Memorial
For 2002, the total output (including first round           Airport provides the following total benefits:
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and all commercial airline and            Karl Stefan Memorial Airport
general aviation visitors to Karl Stefan Memorial                             EMPLOYMENT
Airport was approximately $3.71 million. Total                         First Round   Secondary                      Total
full-time employment related to airport tenants           On-Airport
                                                          Activity              18          11                              29
and all visitors is estimated at approximately 57
                                                          GA Visitors           12           4                              16
jobs. A total annual payroll of approximately
                                                          CA Visitors             8          3                              11
$1.25 million is associated with these jobs.
                                                          Total                       38        18                          57
Other Benefits                                                                       PAYROLL
In addition to the economic benefits described                              First Round  Secondary                  Total
above, Karl Stefan Memorial Airport offers                On-Airport
several services to the community. The airport            Activity             $501,600         $210,500            $712,100
welcomes many recreational aircraft in addition           GA Visitors          $205,400         $117,400            $322,800
to airline and corporate aircraft, such as those          CA Visitors          $133,600          $85,200            $218,800
belonging to LifeNet and Norfolk Iron and Metal.
The airport is also the base for two aerial               Total                $840,600   $413,100                $1,253,700
application services. A UPS contract carrier                                         OUTPUT
operates several flights per week to the airport.                           First Round  Secondary                  Total
                                                          On-Airport
                                                          Activity           $1,914,800         $848,400          $2,763,200
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                GA Visitors         $323,400          $196,400           $519,800
gathered data to obtain information relating to           CA Visitors         $266,300          $161,000           $427,300
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as        Total              $2,504,500       $1,205,800          $3,710,300
how often airports are used for patient transfer.         Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Survey data indicated Faith Regional Health
Services and Osmond General Hospital                        In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
combined use the airport on average 42 times a              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
year to bring doctors and specialists to their              typically produces the following impacts:
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in
from Omaha, Lincoln, Sioux City, and Yankton.                   Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                                First-Round    Secondary         Total
In addition, the hospitals use aircraft 25 times
                                                                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
per year on average for emergency patient
                                                              Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
transfer via air ambulance.
                                                              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                              Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
The airport participates in several community
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
events each year. The Experimental Aircraft


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                North Platte
                                                             North Platte Regional – Lee Bird Field

Airport Location                                       (spending). On-airport business and government
North Platte Regional Airport/Lee Bird Field is        activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
located three miles east of North Platte, Nebraska,    portion of an airport’s first round economic
in Lincoln County. North Platte has a population       benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
of 23,708. The 1,544-acre airport opened in 1920.      linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
The primary runway, Runway 12/30, is a concrete        of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
surface measuring 8,000 feet by 150 feet wide.         visitors supports additional employment and
Major employers in the community include Union         associated annual payroll.       These first round
Pacific Railroad, Great Plains Regional Medical        impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Center, North Platte Public Schools, Wal-Mart,         ripple through the economy. The secondary or
City of North Platte, Cabela's, Nebraska Public        induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Power District, Mid-Plains Community College,          specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
and Masonite International.       Local attractions    round and secondary benefits equal the total
include Fort Cody Trading Post, Lake Maloney           economic impact associated with each airport.
State Recreation Area, Sutherland State
Recreation Area, Lincoln County Historical             First Round Impact
Museum and Village, and the Buffalo Bill Ranch         In 2002, there were 10 aviation-related tenants on
State Historical Park.                                 the airport who supported 80 employees. These
                                                       tenants' first round or direct employment, payroll,
The airport, with 61 based aircraft, experiences       and output impacts were derived from survey data.
approximately 32,814 aircraft operations annually.     Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                       tenants is estimated at $8.28 million annually. The
                                                       estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants is
                                                       $3.05 million. Visitors using commercial airlines
                                                       also create economic impacts.          Survey data
                                                       indicated that approximately 2,830 visitors arrived
                                                       via North Platte Regional Airport/Lee Bird Field
                                                       Airport in 2002. Commercial airline visitor-related
                                                       output (spending) supported an additional 38 full-
                                                       time jobs for employees earning $634,600
                                                       annually. Output from commercial airline visitors
                                                       is estimated at $1.2 million. Operational data
                                                       indicated that approximately 9,800 general
                                                       aviation visitors used the airport in 2002. This
                                                       visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                       additional 20 full-time jobs with a total annual
                                                       payroll of $335,700. Output from general aviation
                                                       visitors is estimated at $529,300.

                                                       Secondary Impact
                                                       The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                       tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                       secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts calculated
                                                       using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN multipliers.
                                                       The accompanying table presents the 2002 first
Economic Impact                                        round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
Economic impacts at an airport are measured            payroll, and employment as they relate to on-
through employment, payroll, and output                airport tenants and general aviation visitors.


                                                                                      State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                      North Platte
                                                                   North Platte Regional – Lee Bird Field

Total Impact                                               accommodating annual school trips. The airport
For 2002, the total output (including first round and      has also hosted air shows in the past.
secondary impacts) stemming from all on-airport
tenants and all commercial airline and general             Summary
aviation visitors to North Platte Regional                 On an annual basis, North Platte Regional Airport
Airport/Lee Bird Field was approximately $14.45            currently provides the following total benefits:
million. Total full-time employment related to
airport tenants and all visitors is estimated at          North Platte Regional/Lee Bird
approximately 199 persons. A total annual payroll                              EMPLOYMENT
of approximately $5.83 million is associated with                        First Round Secondary                            Total
these jobs.                                               On-Airport
                                                          Activity                80        40                             120
Other Benefits
                                                          GA Visitors             20         6                              26
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                          CA Visitors             38       15                               53
above, North Platte Regional Airport offers many
services to the community. The airport welcomes
                                                          Total                     138       61                           199
many recreational aircraft in addition to airline and
                                                                                    PAYROLL
corporate aircraft such as those belonging to Snell
Services, Pathology Services, and Weathercraft of                           First Round Secondary                         Total
North Platte. An aerial application service uses          On-Airport
the airport seasonally.                                   Activity           $3,049,700       $1,214,800          $4,264,500
                                                          GA Visitors         $335,700         $191,900            $527,600
There are a number of air cargo and freight               CA Visitors         $634,600         $404,900           $1,039,500
services that operate at North Platte Regional,
including UPS, FedEx, Airborne, and the US                Total             $4,020,000 $1,811,600                 $5,831,600
Postal Service.       The airport accommodates                                      OUTPUT
medical evacuation flights and has a helipad                                First Round Secondary                         Total
available as a secondary site for Great Plains            On-Airport
Medical Center’s helipad. Doctors use the airport         Activity           $8,284,600       $3,365,200         $11,649,800
approximately 165 times per year to conduct               GA Visitors          $529,300        $321,400            $850,700
clinics in rural parts of the State. The airport is       CA Visitors        $1,212,800        $733,300           $1,946,100
also the location for the National Weather
Service’s regional office.                                Total            $10,026,700        $4,419,900         $14,446,600
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
The airport currently leases some of its acreage
for crops, primarily hay. The airport also has plans       In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
for the Platte Valley Airpark, a 350-acre industrial       construction spending at airports in Nebraska
park on airport property. Management at North              typically produces the following impacts:
Platte Regional maintains a working relationship
with local government and business organizations,              Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
and accommodates many organizations in its on-                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
site conference facility. This facility is open to the                               Impact       Impact      Impact
public and provides meeting or press conference              Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
space for local officials and business leaders.              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
The airport participates in several charity and              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
community events, including allowing the local
Civil Air Patrol chapter free rent on the field, and



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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                        Omaha
                                                                                        Eppley Airfield

Airport Location                                      activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
Eppley Airfield Airport is located three miles        portion of an airport’s first round economic
northeast of Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County.      benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Omaha has a population of 386,742. The 2,650-         linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
acre airport opened in 1925. The primary runway,      of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Runway 14R/32L, is a concrete-asphalt surface         visitors supports additional employment and
measuring 9,502 feet by 150 feet wide. Major          associated annual payroll. These first round
employers in the region include Offutt Air Force      impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Base, Alegent Health, Omaha Public Schools, First     ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Data, Methodist Health System, Mutual of Omaha        induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Companies, Nebraska Health System, and West           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Corporation. Local attractions include the Black      first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Americana Museum, Great Plains Black History          economic impact associated with each airport.
Museum, Mormon Pioneer Monument (Cemetery),
Omaha Botanical Gardens, Omaha Magic Theater,         First Round Impact
Red Barn Opry Showhouse, U.S.S. Hazard & U.S.S.       In 2002, there were 53 aviation-related tenants on
Marlin Freedom Park Inc., Omaha/Henry Doorly          the airport who supported 1,774 employees.
Zoo, and The Old Market.                              These tenants' first round or direct employment,
                                                      payroll, and output impacts were derived from
The airport with 129 based aircraft, experiences      survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
approximately 143,973 aircraft operations annually.   aviation-related tenants is estimated at $258.4
                                                      million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                      payroll of these tenants is $57.27 million. Visitors
                                                      using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                      impacts.         Survey     data   indicated     that
                                                      approximately 940,500 visitors arrived via Eppley
                                                      Airfield in 2002. Commercial airline visitor-related
                                                      output (spending) supported an additional 12,605
                                                      full-time jobs for employees earning $210.5
                                                      million annually. Output from commercial airline
                                                      visitors is estimated at $402.9 million.
                                                      Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                      22,900 general aviation visitors used the airport in
                                                      2002.      This visitor-related output (spending)
                                                      supported an additional 47 full-time jobs with a
                                                      total annual payroll of $783,200. Output from
                                                      general aviation visitors is estimated at $1.24
                                                      million.

                                                      Secondary Impact
                                                      The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                      tenants, commercial airline visitors, and general
                                                      aviation visitors also create secondary impacts
                                                      throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                      induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
Economic Impact                                       specific IMPLAN multipliers. The accompanying
Economic impacts at an airport are measured           table presents the 2002 direct, secondary, and
through employment, payroll, and output               total impacts for output, payroll, and employment
(spending). On-airport business and government        as they relate to on-airport tenants, commercial


                                                                                    State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                          Omaha
                                                                                                          Eppley Airfield

airline visitors, and general aviation visitors.               Summary
                                                               On an annual basis, Omaha’s Eppley Airfield
Total Impact                                                   currently provides the following total benefits:
For 2002, the total output (including first round
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 Eppley Field
airport tenants and all commercial airline and                                         EMPLOYMENT
general aviation visitors to Eppley Airfield was                               First Round    Secondary                       Total
approximately $1.04 billion.        Total full-time          On-Airport
employment related to airport tenants and all                Activity                1,774               1,032                2,806
visitors is estimated at over 20,500 persons. A              GA Visitors                47                  14                   61
total annual payroll of approximately $430.08                CA Visitors            12,605               5,047               17,652
million is associated with these jobs.
                                                             Total                   14,426         6,093                    20,519
Other Benefits                                                                            PAYROLL
In addition to the economic benefits described                                 First Round      Secondary                     Total
above, Eppley Airfield offers several services to            On-Airport
the community.        The airport supports many              Activity         $57,272,400         $26,751,000         $84,023,400
recreational aircraft in addition to scheduled               GA Visitors        $783,200           $447,700            $1,230,900
airline service from ten airlines. The airport also          CA Visitors     $210,503,500       $134,320,900         $344,824,400
serves a large amount of corporate aircraft.
ConAgra, Mutual of Omaha, Kiewit, Union Pacific,             Total           $268,559,100   $161,519,600             $430,078,700
and Werner each base corporate aircraft at the
                                                                                         OUTPUT
airport. Air cargo carriers with services and
                                                                               First Round    Secondary                       Total
facilities on the airport include Airborne Express,
                                                             On-Airport
BAX Global, DHL, Emery Worldwide, Evergreen
                                                             Activity        $258,406,700       $129,020,800         $387,427,500
Aviation Ground Logistics Enterprises, FedEx,
                                                             GA Visitors       $1,237,700           $751,600           $1,989,300
Suburban Air Freight, and UPS.
                                                             CA Visitors     $402,917,300       $243,624,400         $646,541,700

Eppley Airfield accommodates corporate jets
                                                             Total           $662,561,700       $373,396,800        $1,035,958,500
during Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder
meeting, the largest shareholder’s meeting in the            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
United States. Berkshire Hathaway is the parent
company of NetJets, which provides fractional                  In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
ownership programs for corporate aircraft.                     construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                               typically produces the following impacts:
Eppley Airfield is commonly used by state, local
and federal law enforcement agencies for                          Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
prisoner transport and enforcement activities. In                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
addition, air ambulance companies use the                                               Impact       Impact      Impact
airport to transport patients from rural areas of               Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
Nebraska and Iowa to local hospitals for                        Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
treatment. Doctors fly in and out of the airport to             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
travel to rural parts of the State to conduct clinics           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
and see patients. Additionally, the airport serves
as a gateway for tourist and recreational
activities, such as the area’s museums,
conventions and sporting events. The airport is
also used for news and traffic reporting purposes.



                                                                                                     State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                     Plattsmouth
                                                                                   Plattsmouth Municipal

Airport Location                                           government activities (direct impacts) account
                                                           for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
Plattsmouth Municipal Airport is located four miles        economic benefits.         Additional first round
southwest of Plattsmouth, Nebraska, in Cass                benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
County. Plattsmouth has a population of 7,718.             the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
The 206-acre airport opened in 1973. The primary           Spending by these visitors supports additional
runway, Runway 16/34, is a concrete surface                employment and associated annual payroll.
measuring 4,100 feet in length and 100 feet in             These first round impacts create additional
width. Basic economic activities of Plattsmouth,           spin-off benefits that ripple through the
the county seat, include farming, cattle feeding,          economy. The secondary or induced benefits
manufacturing, health care, retail sales, and              were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
tourism.      Approximately   25     percent     of        multipliers. When combined, first round and
Plattsmouth’s wage earners are military or civil           secondary benefits equal the total economic
service workers at Offutt Air Force Base. Local            impact associated with each airport.
attractions include Cass County Museum.
                                                           First Round Impact
The airport, with 32 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 15,800 aircraft operations annually.         In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
                                                           located on the airport. This tenant functions as
                                                           the as the FBO and as airport management for
                                                           the airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                           confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                           have been combined. This tenant's direct
                                                           employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                           derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                           combined first round output stemming from all
                                                           on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                           to    Plattsmouth      Municipal   Airport   was
                                                           approximately $732,500. Total first round full-
                                                           time employment related to airport tenants and
                                                           general aviation visitors is estimated at 16
                                                           persons with a total first round payroll of
                                                           approximately $267,300 annually. Survey data
                                                           indicated that approximately 5,173 visitors used
                                                           the airport in 2002.

                                                           Secondary Impact

                                                           The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                           airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
Economic Impact                                            create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                           Secondary impacts are induced impacts
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
through employment, payroll, and output                    multipliers. The accompanying table presents
(spending).     On-airport   business   and

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Plattsmouth
                                                                                        Plattsmouth Municipal

the 2002 first round, secondary, and total                  Summary
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
they relate to on-airport tenants and general               On an annual basis, Plattsmouth Municipal
aviation visitors.                                          Airport currently provides the following total
                                                            benefits:
Total Impact
                                                          Plattsmouth Municipal
                                                                            EMPLOYMENT
For 2002, the total output (including first round
                                                                      First Round Secondary                      Total
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-              On-Airport
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to          Activity              5          3                               8
Plattsmouth      Municipal        Airport     was
approximately $1.13 million. Total full-time              GA Visitors                  11               3                 14
employment related to airport tenants and
general aviation visitors, including all secondary        Total                     16          6                         22
impacts, is estimated at approximately 22                                          PAYROLL
persons, with a total annual payroll (first round                          First Round Secondary                 Total
                                                          On-Airport
and secondary) of approximately $414,800
                                                          Activity              ***              ***               ***
associated with these jobs.
                                                          GA Visitors           ***             ***                ***
Other Benefits
                                                          Total               $267,300   $147,500                 $414,800
In addition to the economic benefits described                                      OUTPUT
above, Plattsmouth Municipal Airport provides a                            First Round Secondary                 Total
number of services to the local community. The            On-Airport
airport welcomes many recreational flights in             Activity              ***              ***               ***
addition to corporate aircraft. The airport is
                                                          GA Visitors           ***             ***                ***
frequently used as a gateway for visitors to the
area.      Plattsmouth Municipal occasionally             Total               $732,500        $402,000           $1,134,500
assists emergency services by accommodating               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
police and firefighting exercises. The facility
also occasionally sees traffic from military                In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
aircraft on exercise maneuvers. In addition, the            construction spending at airports in Nebraska
airport is important to the local community in              typically produce the following impacts:
terms of providing access to the region’s health
care system, by accommodating traffic from                     Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
visiting physicians or medical evacuation flights.                             First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                     Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                             Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                    Scottsbluff
                                      Western Nebraska Regional/William B. Heilig Field

Airport Location                                             portion of an airport’s first round economic
Western Nebraska Regional/William B. Heilig Field            benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
is located three miles east of Scottsbluff, Nebraska,        linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
in Scotts Bluff County. Scottsbluff has a population         of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
of 14,715. The 1,806-acre airport opened in 1934.            visitors supports additional employment and
The primary runway, Runway 12/30, is an asphalt              associated annual payroll. These first round
runway measuring 8,279 feet in length and 150 feet           impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
in width. Major employers in the community include           ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Regional West Medical Center, Aurora Loan                    induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Services, Orcom Solutions, Magnolia Homes,                   specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Western Sugar Company, Packerland Packing                    first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Company, Kurt Manufacturing, and Scottsbluff                 economic impact associated with each airport.
Public Schools.      Local attractions include the
Riverside Park Zoo.                                          First Round Impact
                                                             In 2002, there were nine aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 52 based aircraft, experiences             on the airport who supported 41 employees.
approximately 30,300 aircraft operations annually.           These tenants' first round or direct employment,
                                                             payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                             survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                             aviation-related tenants is estimated at $4.79
                                                             million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                             payroll of these tenants is $1.29 million. Visitors
                                                             using commercial airlines also create economic
                                                             impacts. Survey data indicated that about 4,270
                                                             visitors arrived via Western Nebraska Regional
                                                             Airport in 2002. Commercial airline visitor-related
                                                             output (spending) supported an additional 57 full-
                                                             time jobs for employees earning $1.1 million
                                                             annually. Output from commercial airline visitors
                                                             is estimated at $1.8 million. Operational data
                                                             indicated that approximately 7,080 general
                                                             aviation visitors used the airport in 2002. This
                                                             visitor-related output (spending) supported an
                                                             additional 15 full-time jobs with a total annual
                                                             payroll of $242,300. Output from general aviation
                                                             visitors is estimated at $382,200.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                             tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                             secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                             Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                             calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                             multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
Economic Impact
                                                             1999 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                             output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
through employment, payroll, and output
                                                             on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
                                                        87
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                    Scottsbluff
                                      Western Nebraska Regional/William B. Heilig Field

Total Impact                                                  Summary
For 2002, the total output (including first round             On an annual basis, Western Nebraska Regional
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                  Airport currently provides the following total
airport tenants and all commercial airline and                benefits:
general aviation visitors to Western Nebraska
Regional Airport was approximately $10.46                    Western Nebraska Regional
million. Total full-time employment related to                                  EMPLOYMENT
airport tenants and all visitors is estimated at                          First Round  Secondary                             Total
approximately 162 persons.       A total annual              On-Airport
payroll of approximately $4.09 million is                    Activity              41         22                               63
associated with these jobs.                                  GA Visitors           15          4                               19
                                                             CA Visitors           57        23                                80
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described               Total                     113        49                          162
above, Western Nebraska Regional Airport offers                                        PAYROLL
several services to the community. The airport                                 First Round  Secondary                        Total
welcomes many recreational aircraft in addition to           On-Airport
airline and corporate aircraft, such as those                Activity           $1,291,900          $535,700         $1,827,600
belonging to Hergent Milling and Aulick                      GA Visitors          $242,200          $138,500          $380,700
Industries. The airport is also the base for an              CA Visitors        $1,149,715          $733,585         $1,883,300
aerial applicator service. Airborne, FedEx, and
UPS each base aircraft at the airport for package            Total             $2,683,815 $1,407,785                 $4,091,600
and freight shipments.                                                                  OUTPUT
                                                                               First Round  Secondary                        Total
Survey data indicates Regional West Medical
                                                             On-Airport
Center in Scottsbluff uses the airport on average
                                                             Activity           $4,793,400       $2,122,900          $6,916,300
143 times a year to bring doctors and specialists
                                                             GA Visitors          $382,200         $232,100           $614,300
to the hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors
                                                             CA Visitors        $1,829,300       $1,106,100          $2,935,400
fly in from Denver and Omaha. In addition, the
hospital used the airport 36 times per year on
                                                             Total              $7,004,900       $3,461,100         $10,466,000
average for emergency patient transfer via air
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
ambulance. The facility ranks in the top tier of
Nebraska Airports in terms of medical-related
                                                              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
aircraft operations.
                                                              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                              typically produces the following impacts:
The Nebraska State Highway Patrol uses an
abandoned runway for pursuit training, and the
                                                                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
State also offers motorcycle training at the airport.
                                                                                  First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
The airport takes part in several community
                                                                Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
activities each year, including field trips for
                                                                Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
schools, the city’s “On the Go” children’s fair,
                                                                Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
which includes displays of aircraft, public works
and emergency equipment, and an airport                         Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
appreciation festival.




                                                                                                     State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                       Sidney
                                                                                     Sidney Municipal

Airport Location                                      (spending). On-airport business and government
Sidney Municipal Airport is located three miles       activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
south of Sidney, Nebraska, in Cheyenne County.        portion of an airport’s first round economic
Sidney has a population of 6,129. Employers in        benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
the area include Cabela’s, Krone-Prestolite Wire,     linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Memorial Health Center, Egging Company, Haas          of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Hop Products, Progress Rail, Pennington Seed,         visitors supports additional employment and
Nienhueser Construction, Adams & Son Trucking,        associated annual payroll.       These first round
Glover Industries, Crossroads Co-op, Scoular          impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Grain, Security First Technology Center, K-West,      ripple through the economy. The secondary or
U.S. Aprons, Anderson Forest Products, Burco          induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Rail Services, Sloan Estates Assisted Living          specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Center, and Van Vleet‘s Publishing.         Local     round and secondary benefits equal the total
attractions include Cabela's and the Fort Sidney      economic impact associated with each airport.
Complex-Post Commander's Home.
                                                      First Round Impact
The airport, with 30 based aircraft, experiences      In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
approximately 10,800 aircraft operations annually.    on the airport, including airport management, who
The 732-acre airport opened in 1947. The primary      supported 16 employees. These tenants' direct or
runway, Runway 12/30, measures 6,600 feet in          first round employment, payroll, and output
length and 100 feet in width.                         impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                      output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
                                                      is estimated at $1.71 million annually.          The
                                                      estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants is
                                                      $462,000.       Operational data indicated that
                                                      approximately 4,356 visitors used the airport.
                                                      Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                      18 full-time jobs for employees earning an
                                                      estimated $307,300 annually. Indirect output from
                                                      general aviation visitors is estimated at $486,100.

                                                      Secondary Impact
                                                      The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                      tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                      secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                      Secondary impacts are induced impacts calculated
                                                      using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN multipliers.
                                                      The accompanying table presents the 2002 first
                                                      round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
                                                      payroll, and employment as they relate to on-
                                                      airport tenants and general aviation visitors.

                                                      Total Impact
Economic Impact
                                                      For 2002, the total output (including first round and
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                      secondary impacts) stemming from all on-airport
through employment, payroll, and output

                                                                                     State of Nebraska
                                                 89
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Sidney
                                                                                                Sidney Municipal

tenants and general aviation visitors to Sidney         Scottsbluff. In addition, the hospital uses aircraft
Municipal Airport was approximately $3.34 million.      four times per year for emergency patient transfer
Total full-time employment related to airport           via air ambulance.
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately        Summary
51 persons with a total annual payroll (first round     On an annual basis, Sidney Municipal Airport
and secondary) of approximately $1.18 million           currently provides the following total benefits:
associated with these jobs.
                                                        Sidney Municipal
                                                                                EMPLOYMENT
Other Benefits
                                                                           First Round Secondary                 Total
In addition to the economic benefits described          On-Airport
above, Sidney Municipal Airport offers several          Activity                       16              11                27
services to the community. The airport supports
many recreational aircraft in addition to corporate     GA Visitors                    18                6               24
aircraft such as those belonging to Cabela’s,
Southern Kansas Telephone, American National            Total                        34        17                        51
Bank, and Pamida. The airport’s Fixed Base                                        PAYROLL
Operator (FBO) provides aircraft maintenance,                              First Round  Secondary                Total
sales and rental, fuel, flight instruction, and         On-Airport
courtesy transportation. The airport has daily UPS      Activity              $462,800         $233,800         $696,600
flights to Cheyenne for express mail and air cargo
                                                        GA Visitors           $307,300         $175,700         $483,000
handling.
                                                        Total                 $770,100    $409,500             $1,179,600
The airport is home to Western Nebraska                                            OUTPUT
Community College’s airframe and power plant                               First Round  Secondary                Total
mechanics school. The FBO offers aerobatic              On-Airport
training, and also organizes aerobatic shows and        Activity            $1,710,200         $850,200        $2,560,400
events.
                                                        GA Visitors           $486,100         $295,200         $781,300
The airport has strong ties to Cabela’s
headquarters located in Sidney. Cabela’s has a          Total               $2,196,300       $1,145,400        $3,341,700
corporate flight department at the airport, as well     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
as a boat assembly facility. Management reports
approximately 30-50 flights per week come to            In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
shop at the company’s retail store.                     construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                        typically produces the following impacts:
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                           Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
gathered data to obtain information relating to how                        First-Round    Secondary         Total
often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to bring                                Impact       Impact      Impact
specialists from out of the area, as well as how         Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
often airports are used for patient transfer. Survey     Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
data indicated Memorial Health Center uses the           Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
airport on average 53 times a year to bring doctors      Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
and specialists to the hospital to conduct clinics.
These doctors fly in from Fort Collins, Denver and


                                                                                               State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Valentine
                                                                                                Miller Field

Airport Location                                         of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
                                                         visitors supports additional employment and
Miller Field is located one mile south of Valentine,     associated annual payroll.      These first round
Nebraska, in Cherry County. Valentine has a              impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
population of 2,862. The 279-acre airport opened         ripple through the economy. The secondary or
in 1937. The primary runway, Runway 14/32, is            induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
an asphalt surface measuring 4,406 feet in length        specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
and 100 feet in width. Local attractions include the     round and secondary benefits equal the total
Cherry County Historical Museum, Rocky Ford              economic impact associated with each airport.
Camp & Canoe Base, Snake River Falls,
Valentine National Wildlife Refuge, Merritt State        First Round Impact
Recreation Area, Fort Niobrara National Wildlife
Refuge, and the Sandhills Museum.                        In 2002, there were three aviation-related tenants
                                                         on the airport, including airport management, who
The airport, with 14 based aircraft, experiences         supported five employees. These tenants' direct
approximately 2,434 aircraft operations annually.        or first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                         impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                         output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
                                                         is estimated at $493,500 annually. The estimated
                                                         direct annual payroll of these tenants is $98,100.
                                                         Operational data indicated that approximately 559
                                                         visitors used the airport. Visitor-related spending
                                                         supported one additional full-time job for an
                                                         employee earning over $18,000 annually. Indirect
                                                         output from general aviation visitors is estimated at
                                                         $30,200.

                                                         Secondary Impact

                                                         The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                         tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                         secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                         Secondary impacts are induced impacts calculated
                                                         using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN multipliers.
                                                         The accompanying table presents the 2002 first
                                                         round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
Economic Impact                                          payroll, and employment as they relate to on-
                                                         airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                         Total Impact
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government
                                                         For 2002, the total output (including first round and
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
                                                         secondary impacts) stemming from all on-airport
portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                         tenants and general aviation visitors to Miller Field
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
                                                         was approximately $767,000.          Total full-time
linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system

                                                                                        State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Valentine
                                                                                                           Miller Field

employment related to airport tenants and general         Summary
aviation visitors, including all secondary impacts, is
estimated at approximately 9.5 full-time equivalent       On an annual basis, Miller Field currently provides
jobs, with a total annual payroll (first round and        the following total benefits:
secondary) of approximately $176,900 associated
with these jobs.                                          Miller Field
                                                                                 EMPLOYMENT
                                                                             First Round Secondary                Total
Other Benefits
                                                          On-Airport
                                                          Activity                        5               3               8
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Miller Field provides a number of services         GA Visitors                     1             0.5             1.5
to the local community. The airport welcomes
many recreational flights, as well as corporate           Total                        6       3.5                      9.5
aircraft such as those belonging to Alco Stores,                                    PAYROLL
Mean Jeans Inc., and State Farm Insurance. The                               First Round Secondary                Total
airport sometimes serves as a gateway for visitors        On-Airport
to the local area’s attractions, particularly hunters     Activity                $98,100         $49,900        $148,000
at the county’s various wildlife areas. Express
package and freight service is provided daily by a        GA Visitors             $18,400         $10,500         $28,900
UPS contract carrier. Law enforcement agencies
                                                          Total                 $116,500   $60,400               $176,900
and search and rescue authorities frequently use
                                                                                    OUTPUT
the field to perform such operations. The airport
                                                                             First Round Secondary                Total
provides a very important benefit to the town in          On-Airport
terms of access to the State’s health care system.        Activity              $493,500        $225,000         $718,500
The remoteness of the town makes quick medical
transportation    essential,    and     the    airport    GA Visitors             $30,200         $18,300         $48,500
accommodates a large number of doctor and
medical evacuation flights each year.                     Total                 $523,700        $243,300         $767,000
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to how       In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to bring         construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                          typically produce the following impacts:
specialists from out of the area, as well as how
often airports are used for patient transfer. Survey         Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
data indicated Cherry County Hospital uses the                               First-Round    Secondary         Total
airport on average 163 times a year to bring                                       Impact       Impact      Impact
doctors and specialists to the hospital to conduct         Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
clinics. These doctors fly in from Scottsbluff, North      Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
Platte, and Omaha. In addition, the hospital uses          Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
aircraft 52 times per year for emergency patient           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
transfer via air ambulance. The facility ranks in
the top tier of Nebraska Airports in terms of
medical-related aircraft operations.




                                                                                                State of Nebraska
                                                     92
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         York
                                                                                       York Municipal

Airport Location                                      (spending).         On-airport     business       and
York Municipal Airport is located one mile            government activities (direct impacts) account
northwest of York, Nebraska, in York County.          for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
York has a population of 7,963. The 467-acre          economic benefits.         Additional first round
airport opened in 1986. The primary runway,           benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Runway 17/35, is a concrete surface measuring         the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
5,900 feet in length and 100 feet in width. Major     Spending by these visitors supports additional
employers in the community include Champion           employment and associated annual payroll.
Homes,     Hamilton-Sundstrand,     York    Public    These first round impacts create additional
Schools, The Hearthstone, State of Nebraska,          spin-off benefits that ripple through the
York General Hospital, Cornerstone Bank, Petro        economy.        These secondary or induced
Travel Plaza, Nebraska Public Power District and      benefits were measured with Nebraska-specific
York County. Local attractions include the Anna       IMPLAN multipliers.        When combined, first
Bemis Palmer Museum.                                  round and secondary benefits equal the total
                                                      economic impact associated with each airport.
The airport, with 26 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 10,050 aircraft operations annually.    First Round Impact
                                                      In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
                                                      on the airport, including airport management,
                                                      who supported six employees. These tenants'
                                                      direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                      output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                      Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                      tenants is estimated at $705,600 annually. The
                                                      estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                      is $149,600. Operational data indicated that
                                                      approximately 1,900 visitors used the airport.
                                                      Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                      four full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                      $65,100 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                      aviation visitors is estimated at $102,900.

                                                      Secondary Impact
                                                      The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                      airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                      create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                      Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                      calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                      multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                      the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                      impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact                                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured           aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output


                                                                                    State of Nebraska
                                                 93
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                      York
                                                                                                    York Municipal

Total Impact                                                traffic destined for the Chances “R” restaurant,
For 2002, the total output (including first round           viewed as one of the best in the State.
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to            Summary
York Municipal Airport was approximately $1.18              On an annual basis, York Municipal Airport
million. Total full-time employment related to              currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at          York Municipal
                                                                                  EMPLOYMENT
approximately 15 persons, with a total annual
                                                                            First Round Secondary                  Total
payroll (first round and secondary) of
                                                          On-Airport
approximately $316,100 associated with these
                                                          Activity                       6               4                 10
jobs.
                                                          GA Visitors                    4               1                  5
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described            Total                      10         5                          15
above, York Municipal Airport offers several                                        PAYROLL
services to the community.            The airport                           First Round Secondary                  Total
supports many recreational aircraft in addition           On-Airport
to corporate aircraft such as those belonging to          Activity             $149,600          $64,200          $213,800
Hamilton-Sunstrand, High Plains Ethanol,
Pioneer Seed Corn, and King of the Road. The              GA Visitors            $65,100         $37,200          $102,300
airport’s Fixed Base Operator provides aircraft
                                                          Total                $214,700  $101,400                 $316,100
maintenance and rental, fuel, pilot training, and
                                                                                    OUTPUT
courtesy transportation. The FBO also provides
                                                                            First Round Secondary                  Total
aerial application services. York’s police
                                                          On-Airport
department also maintains a post at the airport,          Activity             $705,600        $308,600          $1,014,200
both for airport security and local patrols.
                                                          GA Visitors          $102,900          $62,500          $165,400
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to           Total                $808,500        $371,100          $1,179,600
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
how often airports are used for patient transfer.           In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Survey data indicated Henderson Health Care                 construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                            typically produces the following benefits:
Services, Inc. uses the airport occasionally to
bring doctors and specialists to the hospital to
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                                     First-Round    Secondary         Total
Lincoln and Hastings. In addition, the hospital                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
uses aircraft several times a year for                       Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
The airport participates in several community                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
activities, such as charity poker runs and chili
feeds, pancake breakfasts, and swap meets.
The airport also sees a considerable amount of

                                                                                                State of Nebraska
                                                     94
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                        Ainsworth
                                                                                      Ainsworth Municipal

Airport Location                                             economic benefits.        Additional first round
Ainsworth Municipal Airport is located six miles             benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
northwest of Ainsworth, Nebraska, in Brown                   the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
County. Ainsworth has a population of 1,845. The             Spending by these visitors supports additional
2,493-acre airport opened in 1946. The primary               employment and associated annual payroll.
runway, Runway 17/35, is an asphalt runway                   These first round impacts create additional
measuring 6,824 feet in length and 110 feet in               spin-off benefits that ripple through the
width. Major employers in the community include              economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Farmers/Ranchers Co-op Association, Daniels                  were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Manufacturing, and Buckley Steel.           Local            multipliers. When combined, first round and
attractions include the Brown County Historical              secondary benefits equal the total economic
Society Museum (Coleman House).                              impact associated with each airport.

The airport, with seven based aircraft, experiences          First Round Impact
approximately 3,550 aircraft operations annually.            In 2002, airport management supported two
                                                             employees on the airport.         There are no
                                                             business tenants on the airport.         Airport
                                                             management’s direct or first round employment,
                                                             payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                             survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                             aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                             $186,000 annually.        The estimated direct
                                                             annual payroll of this tenant is $36,000.
                                                             Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                             1,360 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                             spending supported an additional three full-time
                                                             jobs for employees earning over $46,800
                                                             annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                             visitors is estimated at $73,500.

                                                             Secondary Impact
                                                             The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                             airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                             create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                             Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                             calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                             multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                             the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                             impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact
                                                             they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                             aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and        Total Impact
government activities (direct impacts) account               For 2002, the total output (including first round
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round        and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
                                                        95
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                Ainsworth
                                                                                              Ainsworth Municipal

airport tenants and general aviation visitors to           Summary
Ainsworth Municipal Airport was approximately              On an annual basis, Ainsworth Municipal Airport
$360,300. Total full-time employment related to            currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at          Ainsworth Municipal
approximately six persons, with a total annual                              EMPLOYMENT
payroll (first round and secondary) of                                 First Round  Secondary                      Total
                                                          On-Airport
approximately $120,500 associated with these
                                                          Activity                2         1                              3
jobs.
                                                          GA Visitors                     3                1               4
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described            Total                        5         2                         6
above, Ainsworth Municipal Airport offers                                          PAYROLL
several services to the community. The airport                              First Round  Secondary                 Total
supports many recreational aircraft, as well as a         On-Airport
small amount of corporate activity. Corporate             Activity               $36,000           $10,900         $46,900
users include Pfizer, BP Atlantic, and Aflac.
Airport management operates some aircraft                 GA Visitors            $46,800           $26,800         $73,600
storage hangars.            Additionally, airport
management reports that agricultural spraying,            Total                  $82,800   $37,700                $120,500
aerial inspections, and air cargo are frequent                                      OUTPUT
activities at the facility. One of the most                                 First Round  Secondary                 Total
important functions of the airport is that it             On-Airport
provides the community with access to the                 Activity              $186,000           $56,200        $242,200
nation’s air transportation system.
                                                          GA Visitors            $73,500           $44,600        $118,100
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                          Total                 $259,500         $100,800         $360,300
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as         In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.          construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Survey data indicated Brown County Hospital                typically produces the following impacts:
uses the airport on average 58 times a year to
bring doctors and specialists to the hospital to              Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                                   First-Round    Secondary          Total
Lincoln, Grand Island, and Scottsbluff.         In                                 Impact       Impact       Impact
addition, the hospital uses aircraft seven times            Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
per year for emergency patient transfer via air             Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
ambulance.                                                  Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers

The airport also provides access to a number of
recreational opportunities, such as wildlife areas
near the Niobrara River.




                                                                                                State of Nebraska
                                                     96
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Albion
                                                                                        Albion Municipal

Airport Location                                         for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
                                                         economic benefits.         Additional first round
Albion Municipal Airport is located 3 miles              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
northwest of Albion, Nebraska, in Boone County.          the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Albion has a population of 1,734. Basic economic         Spending by these visitors supports additional
activities of Albion include farming, cattle feeding,    employment and associated annual payroll.
agribusiness,       hog     confinements,       small    These first round impacts create additional
manufacturing, medical, and wholesale and retail         spin-off benefits that ripple through the
sales.     Major employers in the area include           economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Sentinel Building Systems, Boone County Health           were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Center, and Niewohner Bros., Inc. The 113-acre           multipliers. When combined, first round and
airport opened in 1965. The primary runway,              secondary benefits equal the total economic
Runway 15/33, is a concrete runway measuring             impact associated with each airport.
3,700 feet in length and 60 feet in width.
                                                         First Round Impact
The airport, with 16 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 5,100 aircraft operations annually.        In 2002, there were no aviation-related tenants
                                                         located on the airport. In addition, the airport
                                                         sponsor had no employees involved in airport
                                                         management or maintenance. For 2002, the
                                                         total combined first round output stemming from
                                                         airport sponsor expenditures and general
                                                         aviation visitors to Albion Municipal Airport was
                                                         approximately $29,500. Total first round full-
                                                         time employment related general aviation
                                                         visitors is estimated at one person with a total
                                                         first round payroll of approximately $18,400
                                                         annually.       Survey data indicated that
                                                         approximately 545 visitors used the airport in
                                                         2002.

                                                         Secondary Impact

                                                         The first round impacts associated with the
                                                         airport also create secondary impacts
                                                         throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                         induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                         specific    IMPLAN      multipliers.       The
                                                         accompanying table presents the 2002 first
Economic Impact                                          round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
                                                         payroll, and employment as they relate to the
Economic impacts at an airport are measured              airport.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).      On-airport     business  and
government activities (direct impacts) account

                                                                                       State of Nebraska
                                                    97
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Albion
                                                                                                  Albion Municipal

Total Impact                                                 Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, Albion Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from airport                 currently provides the following total benefits:
activity and general aviation visitors to Albion
Municipal Airport was approximately $47,300.              Albion Municipal
Total full-time employment related to general                                     EMPLOYMENT
aviation visitors, including all secondary                                  First Round Secondary                   Total
                                                          On-Airport
impacts, is estimated at approximately one
                                                          Activity                       0                 0                 0
person, with a total annual payroll (first round
and secondary) of approximately $28,900                   GA Visitors                    1               0.5                1.5
associated with these jobs.
                                                          Total                        1        0.5                         1.5
Other Benefits                                                                      PAYROLL
                                                                            First Round  Secondary                  Total
In addition to the economic benefits described            On-Airport
above, Albion Municipal Airport provides                  Activity                      $0               $0                 $0
several services to the community. The airport
serves as a base for recreational aviation users,         GA Visitors            $18,400           $10,500            $28,900
and for visitors to the area’s attractions. The
airport also serves the local community by                Total                  $18,400    $10,500                   $28,900
providing access for police and firefighting                                         OUTPUT
activities. The airport accommodates medical                                First Round  Secondary                  Total
                                                          On-Airport
flights, either in the form of medical evacuation
                                                          Activity                      $0               $0                 $0
or as a gateway for physicians attending to
patients in the community.
                                                          GA Visitors            $29,400           $17,900            $47,300

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                Total                  $29,400           $17,900            $47,300
gathered data to obtain information relating to           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as           In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.            construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Survey data indicated Boone County Health                    typically produces the following impacts:
Center uses the airport on average 48 times a
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                   Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in
                                                                                    Impact       Impact       Impact
from Lincoln, Grand Island, and Omaha. In
                                                             Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
addition, the hospital uses aircraft six times per
                                                             Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
year for emergency patient transfer via air                  Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
ambulance.
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
                                                     98
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Blair
                                                                                        Blair Municipal

Airport Location                                         portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                         benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Blair Municipal Airport is located 7 miles south of      linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Blair, Nebraska, in Washington County. Blair has         of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
a population of 7,858. Major employers in the            visitors supports additional employment and
area include Omaha Public Power District, Blair          associated annual payroll.       These first round
Community Schools, Dakota-HunTel, Cargill, Inc.,         impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
Concrete      Equipment      Company,     Memorial       ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Community Hospital, Mid-America Computer                 induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Corporation, and Dana College. The 71-acre               specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
airport opened in 1962. The primary runway is an         round and secondary benefits equal the total
asphalt runway, Runway 13/31, measuring 3,450            economic impact associated with each airport.
feet in length and 50 feet in width.
                                                         First Round Impact
The airport, with 41 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 14,100 aircraft operations annually.       In 2002, the only aviation-related tenant on the
                                                         airport was the facility’s management, which
                                                         supported no employees. This tenant’s direct
                                                         or first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                         impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                         output from the on-airport aviation-related
                                                         tenant is estimated at $144,100 annually.
                                                         Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                         490 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                         spending supported an additional one full-time
                                                         job for an employee earning over $16,000
                                                         annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                         visitors is estimated at $26,500.

                                                         Secondary Impact

                                                         The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                         airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                         create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                         Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                         calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                         multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                         the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                         impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact                                          they relate to on-airport tenants and general
                                                         aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant


                                                                                     State of Nebraska
                                                    99
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                          Blair
                                                                                                       Blair Municipal

Total Impact                                                  Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round             On an annual basis, Blair Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                  currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Blair Municipal Airport was approximately                    Blair Municipal
$230,200. Total full-time employment related to                                     EMPLOYMENT
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                                  First Round Secondary                       Total
                                                             On-Airport
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                             Activity                        0                0                0
approximately 1.5 full-time equivalent jobs, with
a total annual payroll (first round and                      GA Visitors                     1              0.5               1.5
secondary)      of     approximately     $26,200
associated with these jobs.                                  Total                        1        0.5                        1.5
                                                                                      PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                                 First Round  Secondary                 Total
                                                             On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described               Activity                      $0                $0               $0
above, Blair Municipal Airport provides a
number of services to the local community. The               GA Visitors            $16,700            $9,500         $26,200
airport serves as a gateway for both
recreational and corporate aviation users. The               Total                  $16,700    $9,500                 $26,200
facility is also used by student pilots for training                                   OUTPUT
exercises, since the airport is outside of                                     First Round  Secondary                 Total
                                                             On-Airport
Omaha’s controlled airspace.         Management
                                                             Activity              $144,100           $43,500        $187,600
reports a significant amount of air freight
passing through the airport as well. The airport
                                                             GA Visitors            $26,500           $16,100         $42,600
occasionally accommodates medical flights by
physicians or patients. Occasionally, the airport            Total                 $170,600           $59,600        $230,200
is used as a base for aerial photography,                    Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
inspection, and tours. The airport has an active
Civil Air Patrol chapter that assists in search               In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
and rescue. Police and military personnel                     construction spending at airports in Nebraska
occasionally perform operations or exercises at               typically produce the following impacts:
the airport.
                                                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                                First-Round    Secondary          Total
                                                                                      Impact       Impact       Impact
                                                               Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
                                                               Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                               Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
                                                       100
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                      Broken Bow
                                                                                     Broken Bow Municipal

Airport Location                                              economic benefits.        Additional first round
                                                              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Broken Bow Municipal Airport is located two miles             the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
north of Broken Bow, Nebraska, in Custer County.              Spending by these visitors supports additional
Broken Bow has a population of 3,492. The 181-                employment and associated annual payroll.
acre airport opened in 1937. The primary runway,              These first round impacts create additional
Runway 14/32, is a concrete runway measuring                  spin-off benefits that ripple through the
4,203 feet in length and 75 feet in width. Major              economy. The secondary or induced benefits
employers in the area include Becton Dickinson                were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Medical Supplies, Sargent Pipe Co., Adams Land                multipliers. When combined, first round and
& Cattle Company, and Melham Memorial                         secondary benefits equal the total economic
Hospital. Local attractions include the Custer                impact associated with each airport.
County Historical Museum.
                                                              First Round Impact
The airport, with 11 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 7,162 aircraft operations annually.             In 2002, there were five aviation-related tenants
                                                              on the airport, including airport management,
                                                              who supported seven employees.             These
                                                              tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at $1.47
                                                              million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                              payroll of these tenants is $178,200.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              490 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported one additional full-time job
                                                              for an employee earning approximately $20,000
                                                              annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at $32,300.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                               multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
through employment, payroll, and output                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         aviation visitors.
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
                                                        101
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         Broken Bow
                                                                                        Broken Bow Municipal

Total Impact                                                Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round           On an annual basis, Broken Bow Municipal
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                Airport currently provides the following total
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to            benefits:
Broken      Bow     Municipal      Airport    was
                                                            Broken Bow Municipal
approximately $2.29 million. Total full-time
                                                                             EMPLOYMENT
employment related to airport tenants and
                                                                       First Round Secondary                       Total
general aviation visitors, including all secondary          On-Airport
impacts, is estimated at approximately 14                   Activity             7          5                                12
persons, with a total annual payroll (first round
and secondary) of approximately $301,000                    GA Visitors                   1               1                   2
associated with these jobs.
                                                            Total                      8          6                          14
Other Benefits                                                                       PAYROLL
                                                                             First Round Secondary                 Total
In addition to the economic benefits described              On-Airport
                                                            Activity            $178,200          $91,400           $269,600
above, Broken Bow Municipal Airport provides
several services to the local community. The                GA Visitors           $20,000         $11,400                $31,400
airport is primarily a base for recreational uses
and for agricultural application. The airport is            Total               $198,200   $102,800                 $301,000
located in the Sand Hills region, an area noted                                       OUTPUT
for livestock production and outdoors activities                             First Round Secondary                 Total
such as hunting and fishing. A Fixed Base                   On-Airport
Operator (FBO) provides aircraft maintenance                Activity          $1,478,000        $757,900           $2,235,900
and services to the community’s pilots. A UPS
                                                            GA Visitors           $32,300         $19,600                $51,900
contract carrier provides the community with
access to express shipping services. The                    Total             $1,510,300        $777,500           $2,287,800
airport is sometimes used as a base for                     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
rangeland firefighting efforts, and provides the
community with important access to the State’s              In a year’s time, capital improvement related
medical system.                                             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                            typically produce the following impacts:
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
                                                                                   Impact       Impact       Impact
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                            Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
                                                            Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
Survey data indicated Melham Medical Center
                                                            Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
uses the airport six times a year to bring doctors
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
and specialists to the hospital to conduct clinics.




                                                                                                State of Nebraska
                                                      102
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                              Crete
                                                                                            Crete Municipal

Airport Location                                            Economic Impact

Crete Municipal Airport is located two miles east of        Economic impacts at an airport are measured
Crete, Nebraska, in Saline County. Crete has a              through employment, payroll, and output
population of 5,436. The 202-acre airport opened            (spending).         On-airport     business       and
in 1949. The primary runway, Runway 17/35, is a             government activities (direct impacts) account
concrete runway measuring 4,202 feet in length              for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
and 75 feet in width.                 Several major         economic benefits.         Additional first round
manufacturers, such as Farmland Foods Inc., and             benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Douglas       Manufacturing,       make     significant     the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
contributions to the community's economy.                   Spending by these visitors supports additional
Farmland Foods is the community's largest                   employment and associated annual payroll.
industrial employer as well as one of the nation's          These first round impacts create additional
leading processors of high quality pork and beef,           spin-off benefits that ripple through the
distributing to retail, deli, and food service outlets      economy. The secondary or induced benefits
internationally. Other large employers in the area          were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
include Friskies Pet Care Company, and Lauhoff              multipliers. When combined, first round and
Grain Company.                                              secondary benefits equal the total economic
                                                            impact associated with each airport.
The airport, with 54 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 18,050 aircraft operations annually.          First Round Impact

                                                            In 2002, there were three aviation-related
                                                            tenants on the airport, including airport
                                                            management, who supported five employees.
                                                            These tenants' direct or first-round employment,
                                                            payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                            survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                            aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                            $461,900 annually.        The estimated direct
                                                            annual payroll of these tenants is $65,800.
                                                            Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                            1,198 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                            spending supported an additional three full-time
                                                            jobs for employees earning over $41,000
                                                            annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                            visitors is estimated at $64,700.

                                                            Secondary Impact

                                                            The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                            airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                            create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                            Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                            calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
                                                      103
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                          Crete
                                                                                                        Crete Municipal

multipliers. The accompanying table presents                    Summary
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as                  On an annual basis, Crete Municipal Airport
they relate to on-airport tenants and general                   currently provides the following total benefits:
aviation visitors.
                                                               Crete Municipal
                                                                                      EMPLOYMENT
Total Impact
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                   Total
                                                               On-Airport
For 2002, the total output (including first round              Activity                        5                3                 8
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to               GA Visitors                     3                1                 3
Crete Municipal Airport was approximately
$783,200. Total full-time employment related to                Total                        7         4                          11
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                                          PAYROLL
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at                                 First Round  Secondary                  Total
approximately 11 persons, with a total annual                  On-Airport
payroll (first round and secondary) of                         Activity               $65,800           $33,700          $99,500
approximately $165,200 associated with these
jobs.                                                          GA Visitors            $41,800           $23,900          $65,700

                                                               Total                $107,600    $57,600                $165,200
Other Benefits
                                                                                         OUTPUT
                                                                                 First Round  Secondary                  Total
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                               On-Airport
above, Crete Municipal Airport offers several                  Activity              $461,900         $217,300         $679,200
services to the local community. The airport
serves many recreational flights by both local                 GA Visitors            $64,700           $39,300        $104,000
pilots and visitors to the area. A moderate
amount of corporate traffic uses the facility,                 Total                 $526,600         $256,600         $783,200
either transporting employees or parts and                     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
supplies. The airport has a school specializing
in skydiving. In addition, the airport serves as a              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
training facility for military exercises and for civil          construction spending at airports in Nebraska
flight instruction. The facility is frequently used             typically produce the following impacts:
for medical flights, such as transportation for
                                                                    Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
visiting doctors to Crete Municipal Hospital or
                                                                                   First-Round    Secondary          Total
for evacuation of patients to larger hospitals.                                          Impact       Impact       Impact
                                                                  Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
The airport holds a number of aviation-related                    Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
public events, such as fly-ins, poker runs, and                   Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
chili feeds.                                                      Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                     State of Nebraska
                                                         104
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                            Falls City
                                                                                               Brenner Field

Airport Location                                              linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
                                                              of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Brenner Field is located one mile northeast of Falls          visitors supports additional employment and
City, Nebraska, in Richardson County. Falls City              associated annual payroll.       These first round
has a population of 4,424. The 152-acre airport               impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
opened in 1947. The primary runway, Runway                    ripple through the economy. The secondary or
14/32, is constructed of concrete measuring 3,999             induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
feet in length and 60 feet in width.          Major           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
manufacturing firms in the area include Woodings-             round and secondary benefits equal the total
Verona Tools Works, Mickleberry Inc., Watkins                 economic impact associated with each airport.
Aircraft Support Products, Inc., and ALANCO
Environmental Manufacturing Company.                          First Round Impact

The airport, with 31 based aircraft, experiences              In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
approximately 6,504 aircraft operations annually.             located on the airport. This tenant functions as
                                                              the as the FBO and as airport management for
                                                              the airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                              confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                              have been combined. This tenant's direct
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                              combined first round output stemming from all
                                                              on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                              to Brenner Field was approximately $267,500.
                                                              Total first round full-time employment related to
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors is
                                                              estimated at five persons with a total first round
                                                              payroll of approximately $58,200 annually.
                                                              Survey data indicated that approximately 1,470
                                                              visitors used the airport in 2002.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
Economic Impact                                               calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
through employment, payroll, and output                       impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
(spending). On-airport business and government                they relate to on-airport tenants and general
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant         aviation visitors.
portion of an airport’s first round economic
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also

                                                                                          State of Nebraska
                                                        105
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Falls City
                                                                                                       Brenner Field

Total Impact                                                Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round           On an annual basis, Brenner Field currently
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Brenner Field was approximately $398,300.                  Brenner Field
Total full-time employment related to airport                                     EMPLOYMENT
tenants and general aviation visitors, including                              First Round Secondary                       Total
                                                           On-Airport
all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                           Activity                        2                2                4
approximately eight persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of                     GA Visitors                     3                1                4
approximately $91,000 associated with these
jobs.                                                      Total                        5          3                         8
                                                                                     PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                                First Round  Secondary                      Total
                                                           On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described             Activity                ***               ***              ***
above, Brenner Field offers a number of
services to the local community. The airport               GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***
welcomes many recreational flights in addition
to corporate aircraft such as that belonging to            Total                  $58,200   $32,800                 $91,000
DW Enterprises. The airport’s Fixed Base                                             OUTPUT
                                                                              First Round Secondary                       Total
Operator (FBO) provides aircraft maintenance
                                                           On-Airport
and service and pilot services. The field is used
                                                           Activity                ***               ***              ***
by an aerial application service during the
growing season. There is a significant amount              GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***
of flight training activity that occurs at Brenner
Field. The airport occasionally accommodates               Total                 $267,500         $130,800         $398,300
emergency services and law enforcement                     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
personnel performing exercises or operations.
Airport management reports frequent use of the              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
facility by physicians and medical specialists              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
visiting the Community Medical Center in Falls              typically produce the following impacts:
City.
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
                                                                                    Impact       Impact       Impact
                                                             Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
                                                             Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
                                                     106
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                      Gordon
                                                                                     Gordon Municipal

Airport Location                                        for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
Gordon Municipal Airport is located 1 mile east of      economic benefits.         Additional first round
Gordon, Nebraska, in Sheridan County. Gordon            benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
has a population of 1,736.         Basic economic       the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
activities of Gordon include farming, ranching,         Spending by these visitors supports additional
cattle feeding, and retail and wholesale sales. The     employment and associated annual payroll.
largest employers in the area are Farmers Co-Op,        These first round impacts create additional
Gordon Livestock Market, Inc., Gordon Memorial          spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Hospital and Modern Farm Equipment, Inc. The            economy.        These secondary or induced
289-acre airport opened in 1937 and the primary         benefits were measured with Nebraska-specific
runway, Runway 04/22, is an asphalt surface             IMPLAN multipliers.        When combined, first
measuring 5,196 feet in length and 75 feet in           round and secondary benefits equal the total
width. Local attractions include the Tri-State Old      economic impact associated with each airport.
Time Cowboys Memorial Museum and the Mari
Sandoz Museum.                                          First Round Impact
                                                        In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 11 based aircraft, experiences        on the airport, including airport management,
approximately 4,400 aircraft operations annually.       who supported four employees. These tenants'
                                                        direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                        output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                        Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                        tenants is estimated at $302,000 annually. The
                                                        estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                        is $89,800. Operational data indicated that
                                                        approximately 1,089 visitors used the airport.
                                                        Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                        two full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                        $36,700 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                        aviation visitors is estimated at $58,800.

                                                        Secondary Impact
                                                        The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                        airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                        create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                        Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                        calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                        multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                        the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                        impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                        they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic Impact                                         aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).      On-airport     business  and
government activities (direct impacts) account


                                                                                      State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                 Gordon
                                                                                                Gordon Municipal

Total Impact                                                 The airport also participates in a number of
For 2002, the total output (including first round            aviation-related community events, such as air
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 shows      and     remote-controlled  airplane
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to             exhibitions.
Gordon Municipal Airport was approximately
$540,100. Total full-time employment related to              Summary
                                                             On an annual basis, Gordon Municipal Airport
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,
                                                             currently provides the following total benefits:
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
approximately nine persons, with a total annual             Gordon Municipal
payroll (first round and secondary) of                                             EMPLOYMENT
approximately $191,300 associated with these                                   First Round Secondary                       Total
jobs.                                                       On-Airport
                                                            Activity                       4                2                 6
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described              GA Visitors                    2                1                 3
above, Gordon Municipal Airport offers several
services to the local community. The airport                Total                        6         3                          9
welcomes many recreational flights as well as a                                       PAYROLL
number of corporate aircraft, such as those                                    First Round Secondary                       Total
                                                            On-Airport
belonging to Modern Farm and Shadbolt Land
                                                            Activity               $89,800         $43,800         $133,600
& Cattle. The airport’s Fixed Base Operator
offers a number of aircraft and pilot services.             GA Visitors            $36,700         $21,000          $57,700
There is also a part-time flight instructor at the
facility. A charter service at the airport enables          Total                $126,500    $64,800               $191,300
the public to travel to distant cities more easily.                                   OUTPUT
Additionally, the airport is important to the                                  First Round Secondary                       Total
community as an access point to the State’s                 On-Airport
health care system, enabling physicians to visit            Activity              $302,000        $143,600         $445,600
Gordon Memorial Hospital, as well as providing
for emergency medical evacuation.                           GA Visitors            $58,800         $35,700          $94,500


A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                  Total                $360,800         $179,300         $540,100
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as           construction spending at airports in Nebraska
how often airports are used for patient transfer.            typically produces the following impacts:
Survey data indicated Gordon Memorial
Hospital District uses the airport on average 41                Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
times a year to bring doctors and specialists to                                First-Round    Secondary         Total
the hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
fly in from Rapid City and Scottsbluff. In                    Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
addition, the hospital use aircraft 65 times per              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                              Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
year for emergency patient transfer via air
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
ambulance.



                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Holdrege
                                                                                              Brewster Field

Airport Location                                              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Brewster Field is located two miles northeast of              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Holdrege, Nebraska, in Phelps County. Holdrege                Spending by these visitors supports additional
has a population of 5,836. The 398-acre airport               employment and associated annual payroll.
opened in 1938. The primary runway, Runway                    These first round impacts create additional spin-
18/36, is an asphalt-concrete runway measuring                off benefits that ripple through the economy.
4,701 feet in length and 75 feet in width. Major              The secondary or induced benefits were
employers in the community include Becton-                    measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Dickinson, Holdrege Schools, Phelps Memorial                  multipliers. When combined, first round and
Health Center, Holdrege Memorial Home, The                    secondary benefits equal the total economic
Connection, AgriCo-op, and Allmand Bros, Inc.                 impact associated with each airport.
Local attractions include the Phelps County
Historical Society Museum and numerous wildlife               First Round Impact
areas.                                                        In 2002, there were six aviation-related tenants
                                                              on the airport, including airport management,
The airport, with 18 based aircraft, experiences              who supported 15 employees. These tenants'
approximately 10,100 operations annually.                     direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $3.3 million annually.
                                                              The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                              tenants is $358,200. Operational data indicated
                                                              that approximately 1,470 visitors used the
                                                              airport. Visitor-related spending supported an
                                                              additional just over $50,000 annually. Indirect
                                                              output from general aviation visitors is
                                                              estimated at $79,400.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
                                                              aviation visitors.

                                                              Total Impact
                                                              For 2002, the total output (including first round
Economic Impact                                               and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
through employment, payroll, and output                       Brewster Field was approximately $5.13 million.
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         Total full-time employment related to airport
government activities (direct impacts) account                tenants and general aviation visitors, including
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         all secondary impacts, is estimated at
economic benefits.         Additional first round             approximately 30 persons with a total annual


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Holdrege
                                                                                                        Brewster Field

payroll (first round and secondary) of                      Brewster Field
approximately $615,500 associated with these                                         EMPLOYMENT
jobs.                                                                          First Round Secondary                  Total
                                                            On-Airport
Other Benefits                                              Activity                       15              11                 26
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Brewster Field offers several services to            GA Visitors                     3                1                 4
the community. The airport welcomes many
recreational aircraft, as well as corporate                 Total                        18        12                         30
aircraft such as those belonging to Allmand                                            PAYROLL
Brothers, Kayton Electric, and Protocol. The                                   First Round  Secondary                 Total
airport is also the base for three aerial                   On-Airport
agricultural application services. Brewster Field           Activity              $358,200         $178,600           $536,800
accommodates the aircraft operated by leading
employers, such as Becton-Dickinson, Brown’s                GA Visitors             $50,100         $28,600            $78,700
Construction, and several consultants.
                                                            Total                 $408,300  $207,200                  $615,500
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                                             OUTPUT
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                                               First Round Secondary                  Total
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
                                                            On-Airport
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                            Activity            $3,313,900       $1,685,400         $4,999,300
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey data indicated Phelps Memorial Health
                                                            GA Visitors             $79,400         $48,200           $127,600
Center uses the airport on average 100 times a
year to bring doctors and specialists to the
                                                            Total               $3,393,300       $1,733,600         $5,126,900
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
from Lincoln and Kearney. In addition, the
hospital    uses     aircraft   occasionally    for
                                                              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.
                                                              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
The facility ranks in the top tier of Nebraska
                                                              typically produces the following impacts:
Airports in terms of medical-related aircraft
operations.
                                                                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                                  First-Round    Secondary         Total
Law enforcement agencies use the airport for
                                                                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
training exercises and stopovers.            The
                                                                Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
                                                                Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
occasionally use the field as a base for wildlife
                                                                Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
inventory activities. Additionally, oil pipeline
                                                                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
inspection activity occurs from the airport.
Brewster Field takes part in a variety of
community and charity activities. The airport
terminal has a meeting room that is available to
the community. The Make-a-Wish Foundation
occasionally holds events at the airport.

Summary
On an annual basis, Brewster Field currently
provides the following total benefits:



                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
                                                      110
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Imperial
                                                                                        Imperial Municipal

Airport Location                                              employment and associated annual payroll.
Imperial Municipal Airport is located one mile                These first round impacts create additional
southeast of Imperial, Nebraska, in Chase County.             spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Imperial has a population of 1935. The 213-acre               economy. The secondary or induced benefits
airport opened in 1944. The primary runway,                   were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Runway 13/31, is constructed of concrete                      multipliers. When combined, first round and
measuring 5,022 feet in length and 100 feet in                secondary benefits equal the total economic
width. Major employers in the community include               impact associated with each airport.
Artistic Woodworking and Midwest Farm
Equipment.                                                    First Round Impact
                                                              In 2002, there were three aviation-related
The airport, with 19 based aircraft, experiences              tenants on the airport, including airport
approximately 9,700 aircraft operations annually.             management, who supported five employees.
                                                              These tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at $1.38
                                                              million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                              payroll of these tenants is $115,000.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              653 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported one additional full-time job
                                                              for an employee earning $21,700 annually.
                                                              Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                              estimated at $35,300.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact                                               they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         Total Impact
government activities (direct impacts) account                For 2002, the total output (including first round
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
economic benefits.         Additional first round             airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           Imperial Municipal Airport was approximately
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            $2.14 million. Total employment related to
Spending by these visitors supports additional                airport tenants and general aviation visitors,


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Imperial
                                                                                               Imperial Municipal

including all secondary impacts, is estimated at             the designated fire retardant applicator in such
approximately 10 persons, with a total annual                an event.
payroll (first round and secondary) of
approximately $208,100 associated with these                 Summary
jobs.                                                        On an annual basis, Imperial Municipal Airport
                                                             currently provides the following total benefits:
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described             Imperial Municipal
above, Imperial Municipal Airport provides                                         EMPLOYMENT
                                                                              First Round Secondary                       Total
several services to the local community. The
                                                           On-Airport
airport welcomes many recreational flights, as
                                                           Activity                        5              3                  8
well as a number of corporate aircraft, such as
those      belonging      to     Great      Plains         GA Visitors                    1               0                  2
Communications and the airport’s two aerial
applicators. Agricultural spraying contributes             Total                        6         4                         10
much of the airport’s activity during the growing                                    PAYROLL
season. The airport is very important to the                                  First Round Secondary                       Total
community by providing access to the region’s              On-Airport
health care system.        Doctor and medical              Activity              $115,000         $59,000          $174,000
evacuation flights are frequently accommodated
by the airport.                                            GA Visitors            $21,700         $12,400            $34,100

                                                           Total                $136,700     $71,400               $208,100
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                                                      OUTPUT
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                                              First Round Secondary                       Total
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
                                                           On-Airport
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                           Activity            $1,379,600        $702,800         $2,082,400
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey      data    indicated   Chase      County          GA Visitors            $35,300         $21,400            $56,700
Community Hospital and Dundy County
Hospital, in Benkelman, both use the airport               Total               $1,414,900        $724,200         $2,139,100
about 300 times a year combined to bring                   Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
doctors and specialists to their respective
hospitals to conduct clinics. These doctors fly              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
in from Denver, Kearney, Greeley, Hastings,                  construction spending at airports in Nebraska
and North Platte. In addition, the hospitals use             typically produces the following impacts:
aircraft 14 times per year for emergency patient
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
transfer via air ambulance. The facility ranks in
                                                                               First-Round    Secondary         Total
the top tier of Nebraska Airports in terms of                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
medical-related aircraft operations.                         Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                             Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
The Nebraska Forest Service uses Imperial                    Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
Municipal Airport to store fire retardant in the             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
event of a wildfire in the airport’s environs.
Steggs Flying Service, based on the airport, is



                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
                                                     112
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                       Kimball
                                                                Kimball Municipal/Robert E. Arraj Field

Airport Location                                              employment and associated annual payroll.
Kimball Municipal/Robert E. Arraj Field is located            These first round impacts create additional
three miles south of Kimball, Nebraska, in Kimball            spin-off benefits that ripple through the
County. Kimball has a population of 2,598. The                economy. The secondary or induced benefits
342-acre airport opened in 1946. The primary                  were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
runway, Runway 10/28, is a concrete surface                   multipliers. When combined, first round and
measuring 6,199 feet in length and 75 feet in                 secondary benefits equal the total economic
width. Manufacturers in the area include                      impact associated with each airport.
Castronics, Clean Harbors Environmental, George
Risk Industries, Curley’s Machine Works, and                  First Round Impact
Performax.                                                    In 2002, there were three aviation-related
                                                              tenants on the airport, including airport
The airport, with 17 based aircraft, experiences              management,         who      supported     twelve
approximately 6,540 aircraft operations annually.             employees. These tenants' direct or first round
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. Direct output from all
                                                              on-airport aviation-related tenants is estimated
                                                              at $1.38 million annually. The estimated direct
                                                              annual payroll of these tenants is $298,900.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              871 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported an additional two full-time
                                                              jobs for employees earning over $30,100
                                                              annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at $47,000.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact                                               they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         Total Impact
government activities (direct impacts) account                For 2002, the total output (including first round
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
economic benefits.         Additional first round             airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           Kimball Municipal Airport was approximately
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            $2.15 million.      Total full-time employment
Spending by these visitors supports additional                related to airport tenants and general aviation


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
                                                        113
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                        Kimball
                                                                 Kimball Municipal/Robert E. Arraj Field

visitors, including all secondary impacts, is                 Summary
estimated at approximately 22 persons, with a                 On an annual basis, Kimball Municipal Airport
total annual payroll (first round and secondary)              currently provides the following total benefits:
of approximately $498,300 associated with
these jobs.                                                 Kimball Municipal
                                                                                    EMPLOYMENT
                                                                              First Round Secondary                  Total
Other Benefits
                                                            On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                            Activity                      12               8                 20
above, Kimball Municipal Airport/Robert E. Arraj
Field provides a number of services to the local            GA Visitors                    2               1                  2
community.       The airport welcomes many
recreational flights, as well as corporate aircraft         Total                       13        9                          22
such as that belonging to George Risk                                                 PAYROLL
Industries. The airport is often a gateway for                                First Round Secondary                  Total
recreational visitors to the area. Aerial livestock         On-Airport
inspection and surveillance are occasional                  Activity              $298,900        $152,100          $451,000
activities at the airport as well. The airport
accommodates a significant amount of training               GA Visitors            $30,100         $17,200            $47,300
activity. The facility is also important to the
                                                            Total                $329,000  $169,300                 $498,300
local community in terms of providing access to
                                                                                      OUTPUT
the region’s health care system, by either
                                                                              First Round Secondary                  Total
transporting physicians to the area or through              On-Airport
medical evacuation services.                                Activity            $1,375,700        $697,900         $2,073,600

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                  GA Visitors            $47,000         $28,500            $75,500
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to             Total               $1,422,700        $726,400         $2,149,100
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey data indicated Kimball County Hospital                 In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
uses the airport about twice a year to bring                  construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                              typically produces the following impacts:
doctors and specialists to the hospital to
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                      Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
Cheyenne, Scottsbluff, or Sidney. In addition,                                  First-Round    Secondary         Total
the hospital uses aircraft 18 times per year for                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance                  Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
The airport is home to Missionaire Inc., a non-               Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
profit organization specializing in transportation            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
and coordination of church missionaries to
places around the world. The airport is home to
an AirFair every other year, and open houses
are held twice annually.




                                                                                                  State of Nebraska
                                                      114
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Lexington
                                                                                              Jim Kelly Field

Airport Location                                              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Jim Kelly Field is located two miles northwest of             the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Lexington, Nebraska, in Dawson County.                        Spending by these visitors supports additional
Lexington has a population of 9,006. The 275-                 employment and associated annual payroll.
acre airport opened in 1947. The primary runway,              These first round impacts create additional
Runway 14/32, is a concrete surface measuring                 spin-off benefits that ripple through the
5,489 feet in length and 100 feet in width. Major             economy. The secondary or induced benefits
employers in the community include Iowa Beef                  were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Packers/Tyson Foods, Orthman Manufacturing,                   multipliers. When combined, first round and
Nebraska By-Products, Veetronix, and Eilers                   secondary benefits equal the total economic
Machine and Welding. Local attractions include                impact associated with each airport.
the Heartland Museum of Military Vehicles and the
Dawson County Historical Society Museum.                      First Round Impact
                                                              In 2002, there were three aviation-related
The airport with 29 based aircraft, experiences               tenants on the airport, including airport
approximately 10,340 aircraft operations annually.            management, who supported seven employees.
                                                              These tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at $1.53
                                                              million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                              payroll of these tenants is $179,500.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              1,100 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported an additional two full-time
                                                              jobs for employees earning an estimated
                                                              $36,700 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $58,800.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact                                               they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
                                                        115
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Lexington
                                                                                                     Jim Kelly Field

Total Impact                                                 provides space for local law enforcement
For 2002, the total output (including first round            exercises.
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to             Summary
Jim Kelly Field was approximately $2.38 million.             On an annual basis, Jim Kelly Field currently
Total full-time employment related to airport                provides the following total benefits:
tenants and general aviation visitors, including
all secondary impacts, is estimated at                     Jim Kelly Field
                                                                                   EMPLOYMENT
approximately 15 persons, with a total annual
                                                                             First Round Secondary                  Total
payroll (first round and secondary) of
                                                           On-Airport
approximately $324,700 associated with these
                                                           Activity                        7              5                 12
jobs.
                                                           GA Visitors                    2               1                  3
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described             Total                        9        6                          15
above, Jim Kelly Field offers a number of                                            PAYROLL
services to the local community. The airport                                 First Round Secondary                  Total
welcomes many recreational flights, as well as             On-Airport
corporate aircraft, such as those belonging to             Activity              $179,500         $87,500          $267,000
IBP/Tyson, Will Lantis Enterprises, and BPI.
The airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) offers             GA Visitors            $36,700         $21,000            $57,700
full-service aircraft maintenance and repair.
                                                           Total                $216,200  $108,500                 $324,700
The airport is also home to an aerial agricultural
                                                                                     OUTPUT
applicator that serves the community’s farmers
                                                                             First Round Secondary                  Total
during the growing season.
                                                           On-Airport
                                                           Activity            $1,529,700        $756,400         $2,286,100
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to            GA Visitors            $58,800         $35,700            $94,500
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as         Total               $1,588,500        $792,100         $2,380,600
how often airports are used for patient transfer.          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Survey data indicated Tri-County Area Hospital
District uses the airport on average eight times             In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
a year to bring doctors and specialists to the               construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                             typically produces the following impacts:
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in
from Lincoln, Omaha, and Kearney. In addition,
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
the hospital uses aircraft occasionally for                                    First-Round    Secondary         Total
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
The airport is active in community events                    Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
throughout the year. It hosts an annual fly-in for           Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
the Experimental Aircraft Association and a                  Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
safety meeting coordinated by the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association. The airport
offers tours for school children once a year, and


                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
                                                     116
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                             Nebraska City
                                                                           Nebraska City Municipal

Airport Location                                      Economic Impact
Nebraska City Municipal Airport is located four       Economic impacts at an airport are measured
miles south of Nebraska City, Nebraska, in Otoe       through employment, payroll, and output
County. Nebraska City has a population of 7,022.      (spending).         On-airport     business       and
The 215-acre airport opened in 1993. The primary      government activities (direct impacts) account
runway, Runway 15/33, is constructed of concrete      for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
measuring 4,500 feet in length and 75 feet in         economic benefits.         Additional first round
width. Manufacturing and processing firms in the      benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
area include Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Arnie’s      the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Bakery Inc., City Wholesale Meat Company,             Spending by these visitors supports additional
Emmpak Specialty Products, and Pendleton              employment and associated annual payroll.
Woolen Mills. Nebraska City has many tourist          These first round impacts create additional
attractions, such as apple orchards, outlet           spin-off benefits that ripple through the
shopping, and historic attractions.        Local      economy. The secondary or induced benefits
attractions include Arbor Day Farm, Arbor Lodge       were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
State Historical Park & Museum, John Brown's          multipliers. When combined, first round and
Cave and Wildwood Center.                             secondary benefits equal the total economic
                                                      impact associated with each airport.
The airport, with 16 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 4,250 aircraft operations annually.     First Round Impact
                                                      In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
                                                      located on the airport. This tenant functions as
                                                      the as the FBO and as airport management for
                                                      the airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                      confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                      have been combined. This tenant's direct
                                                      employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                      derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                      combined first round output stemming from all
                                                      on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                      to Nebraska City Municipal Airport was
                                                      approximately $853,200. Total first round full-
                                                      time employment related to airport tenants and
                                                      general aviation visitors is estimated at five
                                                      persons with a total first round payroll of
                                                      approximately $35,100 annually. Survey data
                                                      indicated that approximately 735 visitors used
                                                      the airport in 2002.

                                                      Secondary Impact
                                                      The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                      airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                      create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                      Secondary impacts are induced impacts


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Nebraska City
                                                                                        Nebraska City Municipal

calculated using the Nebraska-specific IMPLAN                 Summary
multipliers. The accompanying table presents
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total                    On an annual basis, Nebraska City Municipal
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as                Airport currently provides the following total
they relate to on-airport tenants and general                 benefits:
aviation visitors.
                                                            Nebraska City Municipal
                                                                                EMPLOYMENT
Total Impact
                                                                          First Round Secondary                             Total
For 2002, the total output (including first round
                                                            On-Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                Activity                3         1                                4
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Nebraska      City   Municipal    Airport     was           GA Visitors                   2                0                   2
approximately $1.24 million. Total employment
related to airport tenants and general aviation             Total                       5          2                           6
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is                                         PAYROLL
estimated at approximately six full-time                                      First Round  Secondary                        Total
equivalent jobs, with a total annual payroll (first         On-Airport
round and secondary) of approximately $52,400               Activity               **               **                 **
associated with these jobs.
                                                            GA Visitors            **               **                 **
Other Benefits
                                                            Total                 $35,100    $17,300                  $52,400
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                                                      OUTPUT
above, Nebraska City Municipal Airport
                                                                              First Round Secondary                         Total
provides a number of services to the local                  On-Airport
community.       The airport welcomes many                  Activity               **               **                 **
recreational flights, as well as a number of
corporate aircraft such as those belonging to               GA Visitors            **               **                 **
Midwest Construction and NPPA. The airport is
also occasionally used for law enforcement and              Total                $853,200         $386,500         $1,239,700
firefighting   activities,  as      well as for             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
environmental patrols and aerial surveying and
inspecting. The airport is important to the                   In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
community in terms of providing emergency
                                                              typically produces the following impacts:
access to the region’s health care system.
Visiting physicians and medical evacuation                      Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
flights occasionally use the facility.                                          First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
The airport participates in a number of                       Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
community events, such as town festivals, air                 Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
shows, and pancake fly-ins. There are also a                  Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
number of golf courses near the airport that
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
attract visitors to the airport.




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Neligh
                                                                                       Antelope County

Airport Location                                          linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Antelope County Airport is located one mile               of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
southwest of Neligh, Nebraska, in Antelope                visitors supports additional employment and
County. Neligh has a population of 1,608. The             associated annual payroll.       These first round
99-acre airport opened in 1948. The primary               impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
runway, Runway 12/30, is an asphalt runway                ripple through the economy. The secondary or
measuring 3,300 feet in length and 50 feet in             induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
width. Major employers in the community include           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Elkhorn River Manufacturing, Neligh-Oakdale               round and secondary benefits equal the total
Public Schools, City of Neligh, Antelope Memorial         economic impact associated with each airport.
Hospital, RDM Oil and Baker Manufacturing.
Local attractions include Neligh Mills and Antelope       First Round Impact
County Historical Museum.                                 In 2002, there were three aviation-related
                                                          tenants on the airport, including airport
The airport, with 20 based aircraft, experiences          management, who supported two full-time
approximately 5,100 aircraft operations annually.         equivalent employees. These tenants' direct or
                                                          first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                          impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                          output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                          tenants is estimated at $393,100 annually. The
                                                          estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                          is $55,800. Operational data indicated that
                                                          approximately 1,252 visitors used the airport.
                                                          Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                          three full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                          $43,400 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                          aviation visitors is estimated at $67,600.

                                                          Secondary Impact
                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                          airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                          create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                          calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                          multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                          the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                          impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                          they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic Impact                                           aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
portion of an airport’s first round economic
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Neligh
                                                                                                  Antelope County

Total Impact                                                chapter, scouting trips, and facility tours. The
For 2002, the total output (including first round           airport is home to a radio-controlled club and a
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                gun enthusiast club.
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Antelope County Airport was approximately                   Summary
$686,400. Total full-time employment related to             On an annual basis, Antelope County Airport
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,              currently provides the following total benefits:
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
approximately seven persons, with a total                  Antelope County
                                                                                  EMPLOYMENT
annual payroll (first round and secondary) of
                                                                              First Round Secondary                       Total
approximately $146,100 associated with these
                                                           On-Airport
jobs.
                                                           Activity                        2                1                3

Other Benefits                                             GA Visitors                     3                1                4
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Antelope County Airport provides many               Total                        5         2                          7
services to the community. The airport mainly                                       PAYROLL
caters to recreational flyers, with a significant
                                                                             First Round  Secondary                 Total
amount of corporate activity. The airport is the
                                                           On-Airport
base for two agricultural application services,
                                                           Activity               $55,800           $22,100         $77,900
which constitute much of the airport’s summer
activity.    The airport also assists local
                                                           GA Visitors            $43,400           $24,800         $68,200
emergency services by accommodating fire and
police activities. Antelope County Airport is
                                                           Total                  $99,200   $46,900                $146,100
important to the local community in terms of
access to the State’s health care system.                                            OUTPUT
                                                                             First Round  Secondary                 Total
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                 On-Airport
                                                           Activity              $393,100         $184,600         $577,700
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
                                                           GA Visitors            $67,600           $41,100        $108,700
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
how often airports are used for patient transfer.          Total                 $460,700         $225,700         $686,400
Survey data indicated Antelope Memorial                    Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Hospital uses the airport on average 72 times a
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in           construction spending at airports in Nebraska
from Omaha, Lincoln, and Sioux City.            In          typically produces the following impacts:
addition, Tilden Community Hospital and
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
Antelope Memorial Hospital use aircraft
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
occasionally for emergency patient transfer via
                                                                                    Impact       Impact       Impact
air ambulance. The facility ranks in the top tier
                                                             Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
of Nebraska Airports in terms of medical-related
                                                             Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
aircraft operations.                                         Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
The airport participates in many community
activities, such as fly-in pancake breakfasts, a
local Experimental Aviation Association (EAA)

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                            Ogallala
                                                                                                Searle Field

Airport Location                                          activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
                                                          portion of an airport’s first round economic
Searle Field is located 2 miles west of Ogallala,         benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Nebraska, in Keith County. Ogallala has a                 linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
population of 5,216. The 281-acre airport opened          of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
in 1920. The primary runway, Runway 08/26, is a           visitors supports additional employment and
concrete surface measuring 5,100 feet in length           associated annual payroll. These first round
and 75 feet in width. Major employers in the area         impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
include American Suzuki Corporation, Ogallala             ripple through the economy. These secondary or
Public Schools, Ogallala Community Hospital,              induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
ACI Telecentrics, and Prophet Systems                     specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Innovations.      Local attractions include Lake          first round and secondary benefits equal the total
McConaughy, Lake Ogallala, Front Street,                  economic impact associated with each airport.
Petrified Wood Gallery, and the Mansion on the
Hill.                                                     First Round Impact

The airport, with 13 based aircraft, experiences          In 2002, there were three aviation-related tenants
approximately 4,713 aircraft operations annually.         on the airport, including airport management, who
                                                          supported two full-time equivalent employees.
                                                          These tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                          payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                          survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                          aviation-related tenants is estimated at $1.05
                                                          million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                          payroll of these tenants is $377,000. Operational
                                                          data indicated that approximately 1,683 visitors
                                                          used the airport.         Visitor-related spending
                                                          supported an additional three full-time jobs for
                                                          employees earning $56,800 annually. Indirect
                                                          output from general aviation visitors is estimated
                                                          at $90,900.

                                                          Secondary Impact

                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                          tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                          secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                          calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                          multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
Economic Impact                                           2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
                                                          output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
Economic impacts at an airport are measured               on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                        Ogallala
                                                                                                            Searle Field

Total Impact                                                 Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, Searle Field currently
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Searle Field was approximately $1.53 million.                Searle Field
                                                                                   EMPLOYMENT
Total full-time employment related to airport
                                                                              First Round Secondary                        Total
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all
                                                             On-Airport
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately             Activity                      2               1                  3
eight persons, with a total annual payroll (first
round and secondary) of approximately $584,400               GA Visitors                   3               1                  4
associated with these jobs.
                                                             Total                      5         2                           8
Other Benefits                                                                       PAYROLL
                                                                              First Round Secondary                        Total
In addition to the economic benefits described               On-Airport
above, Searle Field offers a number of services to           Activity            $377,000        $118,100           $495,100
the local community. The airport welcomes many
                                                             GA Visitors           $56,800         $32,500           $89,300
recreational flights, as well as aircraft belonging
to businesses from around the region. The                    Total              $433,800   $150,600                 $584,400
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) offers                                            OUTPUT
aircraft maintenance and repair. The airport is                               First Round Secondary                        Total
home to the Nebraska State Patrol’s aviation unit.           On-Airport
The facility is also important to the community in           Activity          $1,046,400        $337,500        $1,383,900
terms of providing access to the region’s health
care system.                                                 GA Visitors           $90,900         $55,200          $146,100

                                                             Total             $1,137,300        $392,700        $1,530,000
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                   Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as           construction spending at airports in Nebraska
how often airports are used for patient transfer.            typically produce the following impacts:
Survey data indicated Ogallala Community
Hospital uses the airport on average 132 times a                Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                                    First-Round    Secondary         Total
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in                                     Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                              Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
from Denver, Greeley, and North Platte. In
                                                              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
addition, the hospital use aircraft 24 times per
                                                              Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
year for emergency patient transfer via air
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
ambulance.        Ogallala Community Hospital
estimates nearly 3,000 patients were seen by
doctors who used the airport. The facility ranks in
the top tier of Nebraska Airports in terms of
medical-related aircraft operations.



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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                              Omaha
                                                                                             Millard Airport

Airport Location                                          Economic Impact
Millard Airport is located seven miles southwest of       Economic impacts at an airport are measured
Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Omaha has             through employment, payroll, and output
a population of 386,742.        The 165-acre airport      (spending). On-airport business and government
opened in 1967. The primary runway, Runway                activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
12/30, is a concrete surface measuring 3,801 feet in      portion of an airport’s first round economic
length and 75 feet in width. Major employers in the       benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
region include Offutt Air Force Base, Alegent Health,     linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Omaha Public Schools, First Data Corporation,             of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Methodist Health System, Mutual of Omaha,                 visitors supports additional employment and
Nebraska Health System, Odyssey Staffing, Staff           associated annual payroll. These first round
Mid-America, and West Corporation.             Local      impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
attractions include Black Americana Museum, Great         ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Plains Black History Museum, Mormon Pioneer               induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Monument and Cemetery, Omaha Botanical                    specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Gardens, Omaha Magic Theater, Red Barn Opry               first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Showhouse, U.S.S. Hazard & U.S.S. Marlin                  economic impact associated with each airport.
Freedom Park, Omaha-Henry Doorly Zoo, and The
Old Market.                                               First Round Impact
                                                          In 2002, there were three aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 173 based aircraft, experiences         on the airport, including airport management, who
approximately 71,575 aircraft operations annually.        supported 26 employees. These tenants' direct
                                                          or first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                          impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                          output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
                                                          is estimated at $2.53 million annually. The
                                                          estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants is
                                                          $533,200.       Operational data indicated that
                                                          approximately 17,640 visitors used the airport.
                                                          Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                          36 full-time jobs for employees earning an
                                                          estimated $602,900 annually. Indirect output
                                                          from general aviation visitors is estimated at
                                                          $952,700.

                                                          Secondary Impact
                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                          tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                          secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                          calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                          multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
                                                          2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                         Omaha
                                                                                                        Millard Airport

output, payroll, and employment as they relate to            Aircraft Association (EAA) events, and FAA safety
on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.            programs.

Total Impact                                                 Summary
For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, Millard Airport currently
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Millard Airport was approximately $5.32 million.         Omaha-Millard Field
                                                                            EMPLOYMENT
Total full-time employment related to airport
                                                                       First Round Secondary                               Total
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all
                                                         On-Airport
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately
                                                         Activity               26        19                                 44
91 persons with a total annual payroll (first round
and secondary) of approximately $1.74 million            GA Visitors                     36               11                 47
associated with these jobs.
                                                         Total                         62       29                           91
Other Benefits                                                                       PAYROLL
In addition to the economic benefits described                                First Round Secondary                        Total
above, Millard Airport offers several services to        On-Airport
the community. The airport welcomes many                 Activity                $533,200         $260,600           $793,800
recreational aircraft in addition to numerous
corporate aircraft such as those belonging to            GA Visitors             $602,900         $344,700           $947,600
firms in the construction and agricultural
                                                         Total                $1,136,100   $605,300               $1,741,400
equipment manufacturing and the consumer
                                                                                      OUTPUT
electronics industries. The airport’s Fixed Base
                                                                              First Round Secondary                        Total
Operators (FBOs) provide aircraft maintenance,           On-Airport
sales, and rental, fuel, and pilot training. The         Activity              $2,526,000       $1,261,800        $3,787,800
fixed-wing FBOs’ flight training school is reported
as the largest in Nebraska, having six full-time         GA Visitors             $952,700         $578,600        $1,531,300
instructors and 75 students with an estimated
500-600 students placed with airlines over the           Total                 $3,478,700      $1,840,400         $5,319,100
school’s history.                                        Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers


The airport accommodates the State’s medical                 In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
community by serving as the base for many
                                                             typically produce the following impacts:
doctor’s flights from Omaha to rural Nebraska
communities.      The Shriners’ and Children’s                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
Hospitals in Omaha use the airport for medical                                  First-Round    Secondary         Total
evacuation flights as well. The Nebraska Natural                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
Resources District and the Iowa Department of                 Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
Natural Resources perform aerial surveys with                 Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
helicopters based at the field.                               Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
The airport hosts several community and charity
events, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation air
races, high school career day talks, Experimental


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         O’Neill
                                                                O’Neill Municipal – John L. Baker Field

Airport Location                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
                                                              employment and associated annual payroll.
The O'Neill Municipal-John L. Baker Field is                  These first round impacts create additional
located two miles northwest of O'Neill, Nebraska,             spin-off benefits that ripple through the
in Holt County. O'Neill has a population of 3,766.            economy. The secondary or induced benefits
The 316-acre airport opened in 1946. The primary              were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
runway, Runway 13/31, is an asphalt surface                   multipliers. When combined, first round and
measuring 4,409 feet in length and 75 feet in                 secondary benefits equal the total economic
width. Local attractions include the natural areas            impact associated with each airport.
near the Niobrara National River.
                                                              First Round Impact
The airport, with 23 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 7,440 aircraft operations annually.             In 2002, there were three aviation-related
                                                              tenants on the airport, including airport
                                                              management, who supported three employees.
                                                              These tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                              $765,500 annually.        The estimated direct
                                                              annual payroll of these tenants is $92,200.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              1,960 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported an additional four full-time
                                                              jobs for employees earning over $66,800
                                                              annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at $105,900.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                               multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
through employment, payroll, and output                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         aviation visitors.
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         Total Impact
economic benefits.         Additional first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           For 2002, the total output (including first round
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           O’Neill
                                                                  O’Neill Municipal – John L. Baker Field

airport tenants and general aviation visitors to               Nebraska Airports in terms of medical-related
O’Neill Municipal-John L. Baker Field was                      aircraft operations.
approximately $1.31 million. Total full-time
employment related to airport tenants and                      Summary
general aviation visitors, including all secondary
impacts, is estimated at approximately ten                     On an annual basis, O’Neill Municipal-John L.
persons, with a total annual payroll (first round              Baker Field currently provides the following total
and secondary) of approximately $238,000                       benefits:
associated with these jobs.
                                                              O'Neill Municipal/John Baker Field
                                                                                 EMPLOYMENT
Other Benefits
                                                                             First Round Secondary                          Total
                                                              On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                              Activity                 3         2                             5
above, O’Neill Municipal-John L. Baker Field
provides several services to the local                        GA Visitors                    4                1                5
community.        The airport welcomes many
recreational flights, as well as a number of                  Total                        7         3                        10
corporate aircraft. The airport has a UPS                                               PAYROLL
contract carrier providing the city with overnight                               First Round Secondary                      Total
and freight delivery.      An aerial application              On-Airport
service is based at the airport during the                    Activity               $92,200         $40,800          $133,000
growing season, and serves much of the
farming industry surrounding O’Neill.           The           GA Visitors            $66,800         $38,200          $105,000
airport occasionally accommodates police and
                                                              Total                $159,000    $79,000                $238,000
firefighting activities. Additionally, the airport is
                                                                                        OUTPUT
important to the local community in terms of
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                      Total
providing access to the region’s health care
                                                              On-Airport
system.
                                                              Activity              $765,500        $375,800         $1,141,300

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                    GA Visitors          $105,900          $64,300          $170,200
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to               Total                $871,400         $440,100         $1,311,500
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey data indicated Avera St. Anthony's                      In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Hospital and Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch                 construction spending at airports in Nebraska
use O’Neill Municipal-John L. Baker Field on                   typically produces the following impacts:
average 180 times a year to bring doctors and
                                                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
specialists to their respective hospitals to
                                                                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                                             Impact       Impact      Impact
Omaha, Yankton, Kearney, and Grand Island.                     Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
In addition, the hospitals use aircraft 28 times               Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
per year for emergency patient transfer via air                Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
ambulance. The facility ranks in the top tier of               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                Ord
                                                                                         Evelyn Sharp Field

Airport Location                                              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
                                                              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Evelyn Sharp Field is located two miles northwest             Spending by these visitors supports additional
of Ord, Nebraska, in Valley County. Ord has a                 employment and associated annual payroll.
population of 2,277. The 172-acre airport opened              These first round impacts create additional
in 1947. The primary runway, Runway 13/31, is a               spin-off benefits that ripple through the
concrete surface measuring 4,500 feet in length               economy. The secondary or induced benefits
and 60 feet in width. Major employers in the                  were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
community include Valley County Hospital and                  multipliers. When combined, first round and
Nursing Home, Timberline Total Solutions, Quiz                secondary benefits equal the total economic
Graphic Arts Inc., GreenIron, GrandView Assisted              impact associated with each airport.
and Independent Living, Ord Equipment, Trotter
Fertilizer and Propane, and Spalding Co-op.                   First Round Impact

The airport, with 12 based aircraft, experiences              In 2002, the airport’s management was the only
approximately 7,900 aircraft operations annually.             aviation-related tenant, which supported one
                                                              employee. This tenant’s direct or first round
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. Direct output from
                                                              this on-airport aviation-related tenant is
                                                              estimated at $2,400 annually. The estimated
                                                              direct annual payroll of these tenants is
                                                              $23,000.       Operational data indicated that
                                                              approximately 1,252 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                              three full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                              $43,400 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $67,600.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic Impact
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                              aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Ord
                                                                                              Evelyn Sharp Field

Total Impact                                               The airport participates in a number of
                                                           community events, including an annual air show
For 2002, the total output (including first round          and fly-in each fall.
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to           Summary
Evelyn Sharp Field was approximately
$111,900. Total employment related to airport              On an annual basis, Evelyn Sharp Field
tenants and general aviation visitors, including           currently provides the following total benefits:
all secondary impacts, is estimated at
approximately 5.5 full-time equivalent jobs, with          Evelyn Sharp Field
                                                                           EMPLOYMENT
a total annual payroll (first round and
                                                                        First Round Secondary                       Total
secondary)      of    approximately      $98,200
                                                           On-Airport
associated with these jobs.                                Activity               1       0.5                           1.5

Other Benefits                                             GA Visitors                    3               1              3

In addition to the economic benefits described             Total                       4       1.5                      5.5
above, Evelyn Sharp Field provides a number                                        PAYROLL
of services to the local community. The airport                              First Round Secondary                  Total
welcomes many recreational flights, as well as             On-Airport
a number of corporate aircraft.            Aerial          Activity               $23,000          $7,000         $30,000
application services use the field for operations
                                                           GA Visitors            $43,400        $24,800          $68,200
during the growing season. The airport also
accommodates aerial photography and real                   Total                 $66,400   $31,800                $98,200
estate viewing.      Management reports that                                       OUTPUT
access to emergency services is an important                                 First Round Secondary                  Total
benefit provided by the airport.        Physician          On-Airport
arrivals and medical evacuation flights are                Activity                $2,400            $800          $3,200
common at the airport.
                                                           GA Visitors            $67,600        $41,100      $108,700
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                           Total                  $70,000        $41,900      $111,900
gathered data to obtain information relating to            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                           In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
                                                           construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Survey data indicated Valley County Hospital
                                                           typically produces the following impacts:
uses the airport on average 43 times a year to
bring doctors and specialists to the hospital to            Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                                 First-Round    Secondary          Total
Grand Island, Kearney, and Lincoln.             In                               Impact       Impact       Impact
addition, the hospital uses aircraft nine times            Employment               1.8           2.3          4.1
per year for emergency patient transfer via air            Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
ambulance.                                                 Output             $100,000       $70,250    $170,250
                                                           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                             Seward
                                                                                            Seward Municipal

Airport Location                                            Economic Impact

Seward Municipal Airport is located three miles             Economic impacts at an airport are measured
southwest of Seward, Nebraska, in Seward                    through employment, payroll, and output
County. Seward has a population of 6,522. The               (spending). On-airport business and government
244-acre airport opened in 1976. The primary                activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
runway, Runway 16/34, is a concrete surface                 portion of an airport’s first round economic
measuring 3,601 feet in length and 60 feet in               benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
width. Basic economic activities of Seward, the             linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
county seat and a college town, include                     of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
manufacturing,    retailing,   medical    services,         visitors supports additional employment and
education, farming, cattle, hog and sheep feeding,          associated annual payroll.       These first round
trucking, printing, banking, and agricultural               impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
research. Major employers in the area include               ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Hughes      Brothers,     Walker     Manufacturing          induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Company, Experian, Seward Motor Freight. and                specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Concordia University. Local attractions include the         round and secondary benefits equal the total
Seward County Historical Society Museum.                    economic impact associated with each airport.

The airport, with 25 based aircraft, experiences            First Round Impact
approximately 12,150 aircraft operations annually.
                                                            In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
                                                            located on the airport. This tenant functions as the
                                                            as the FBO and as airport management for the
                                                            airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                            confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                            have been combined.            This tenant's direct
                                                            employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                            derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                            combined first round output stemming from all on-
                                                            airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
                                                            Seward Municipal Airport was approximately
                                                            $397,700. Total first round full-time employment
                                                            related to airport tenants and general aviation
                                                            visitors is estimated at five persons with a total first
                                                            round payroll of approximately $120,300 annually.
                                                            Survey data indicated that approximately 1,770
                                                            visitors used the airport in 2002.




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                       Seward
                                                                                                      Seward Municipal

Secondary Impact                                               Summary

The first round impacts associated with on-airport             On an annual basis, Seward Municipal Airport
tenants and general aviation visitors also create              currently provides the following total benefits:
secondary impacts throughout the State.
Secondary impacts are induced impacts                          Seward Municipal
calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN                                          EMPLOYMENT
multipliers. The accompanying table presents the                                   First Round Secondary                        Total
                                                               On-Airport
2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
                                                               Activity                         3                2                   5
output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.              GA Visitors                      4                1                   5

Total Impact                                                   Total                         7          3                           10
                                                                                          PAYROLL
For 2002, the total output (including first round and                              First Round  Secondary                       Total
secondary impacts) stemming from all on-airport                On-Airport
tenants and general aviation visitors to Seward                Activity                ***               ***                  ***
Municipal Airport was approximately $610,800.
Total full-time employment related to airport                  GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately               Total                 $120,300     $65,300               $185,600
10 persons, with a total annual payroll (first round                                      OUTPUT
and secondary) of approximately $185,600                                           First Round  Secondary                       Total
                                                               On-Airport
associated with these jobs.
                                                               Activity                ***               ***                  ***
Other Benefits
                                                               GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***

In addition to the economic benefits described                 Total                  $397,700         $213,100         $610,800
above, Seward Municipal Airport provides a                     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
number of services to the local community. The
airport welcomes many recreational flights as well             In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
as corporate aircraft. The airport’s Fixed Base                construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Operator (FBO) provides a wide variety of aircraft             typically produces the following impacts:
and pilot services. The airport is occasionally
                                                                   Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
used for emergency services, such as police and
                                                                                   First-Round     Secondary        Total
firefighting activities. The airport is also important
                                                                                         Impact       Impact      Impact
to the local community in terms of providing
                                                                 Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
access to the State’s health care system. The                    Payroll               $55,264       $41,206     $96,470
airport occasionally accommodates visiting                       Output               $100,000       $70,250    $170,250
physicians or medical evacuation flights.                        Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Superior
                                                                                        Superior Municipal

Airport Location                                              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Superior Municipal Airport is located two miles               Spending by these visitors supports additional
north of Superior, Nebraska, in Nuckolls County.              employment and associated annual payroll.
Superior has a population of 2,007. The 248-acre              These first round impacts create additional
airport opened in 1946. The primary runway,                   spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Runway 14/32, is an asphalt-concrete surface                  economy. The secondary or induced benefits
measuring 3,702 feet in length and 60 feet in                 were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
width. Major employers in the community include               multipliers. When combined, first round and
Brodstone Memorial Hospital, the City of Superior,            secondary benefits equal the total economic
Superior Public Schools, Good Samaritan Home,                 impact associated with each airport.
Pamida, Alexander Motors, Agrex, Inc., Ideal
Market, Mid-Nebraska Individual Services, and                 First Round Impact
Superior Outdoor Power.                                       In 2002, there were three aviation-related
                                                              tenants on the airport, including airport
The airport, with 19 based aircraft, experiences              management, who supported five employees.
approximately 5,500 aircraft operations annually.             These tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at $2.17
                                                              million annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                              payroll of these tenants is $63,500. Operational
                                                              data indicated that approximately 272 visitors
                                                              used the airport.        Visitor-related spending
                                                              supported one additional full-time job for an
                                                              employee earning approximately $10,000
                                                              annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at $14,700.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                              aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         Total Impact
government activities (direct impacts) account                For 2002, the total output (including first round
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
economic benefits.         Additional first round             airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           Superior Municipal Airport was approximately


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                   Superior
                                                                                                 Superior Municipal

$3.29 million.      Total full-time employment                offering airplane rides and demonstrations,
related to airport tenants and general aviation               holding radio-controlled airplane shows, and
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is                 exhibiting static aircraft displays.
estimated at approximately 9.5 full-time
equivalent jobs, with a total annual payroll (first           Summary
round and secondary) of approximately                         On an annual basis, Superior Municipal Airport
$111,800 associated with these jobs.                          currently provides the following total benefits:

Other Benefits                                               Superior Municipal
In addition to the economic benefits described                                 EMPLOYMENT
                                                                           First Round Secondary                            Total
above, Superior Municipal Airport provides a
                                                             On-Airport
number of services to the local community. The
                                                             Activity                5         3                               8
airport welcomes recreational aircraft in addition
to a small number of corporate aircraft. The                 GA Visitors                     1             0.5               1.5
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) offers a
number of aircraft- and pilot-related services.              Total                        6       3.5                        9.5
The FBO is also an aerial applicator, and                                              PAYROLL
serves much of the area’s agricultural                                          First Round Secondary                       Total
community during the growing season. There is                On-Airport
an ultralight aircraft dealer on the airport,                Activity                $63,500         $32,600          $96,100
serving hobbyists from around the region. The
airport occasionally accommodates other types                GA Visitors             $10,000           $5,700         $15,700
of aviation-related activities, such as aerial
                                                             Total                  $73,500   $38,300                $111,800
property and utility inspection and photography.
                                                                                       OUTPUT
Additionally, the airport accommodates local
                                                                                First Round Secondary                       Total
emergency services, such as police and                       On-Airport
firefighting activities. The airport is important to         Activity            $2,156,700      $1,104,700         $3,261,400
the community by providing access to the
region’s health care system.                                 GA Visitors             $14,700           $8,900         $23,600

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                   Total               $2,171,400      $1,113,600         $3,285,000
gathered data to obtain information relating to              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as            In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                              typically provides the following impacts:
Survey data indicated Brodstone Memorial
Hospital uses the airport on average seven                       Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
times a year to bring doctors and specialists to                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
the hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors                                         Impact       Impact      Impact
fly in from Hastings and Lincoln. In addition, the             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
hospital uses aircraft six times per year for                  Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                  Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
The airport is active in local community events,
such as hosting an annual fly-in breakfast,


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                     Wahoo
                                                                                     Wahoo Municipal

Airport Location                                       government activities (direct impacts) account
                                                       for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
Wahoo Municipal Airport is located two miles           economic benefits.         Additional first round
northeast of Wahoo, Nebraska, in Saunders              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
County. Wahoo has a population of 3,821. The           the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
126-acre airport opened in 1947 and the primary        Spending by these visitors supports additional
runway is a concrete runway, Runway 02/20,             employment and associated annual payroll.
measuring 4,101 feet in length and 75 feet in          These first round impacts create additional
width. Major employers in the community include        spin-off benefits that ripple through the
M.E. Collins, Burkely Envelope, JEO, Great             economy.        These secondary or induced
American Appetizers, Denver Plastics, Wahoo            benefits were measured with Nebraska-specific
Concrete Products, Six B and Saunders County           IMPLAN multipliers.        When combined, first
Health Care.      Local attractions include the        round and secondary benefits equal the total
Saunders County Historical Society Museum.             economic impact associated with each airport.

The airport, with 41 based aircraft, experiences       First Round Impact
approximately 13,150 aircraft operations annually.
                                                       In 2002, there were three aviation-related
                                                       tenants on the airport, including airport
                                                       management, who supported three full-time
                                                       equivalent employees. These tenants' direct or
                                                       first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                       impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                       output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                       tenants is estimated at $704,100 annually. The
                                                       estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                       is $71,200. Operational data indicated that
                                                       approximately 1,634 visitors used the airport.
                                                       Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                       three full-time jobs for employees earning
                                                       $55,100 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                       aviation visitors is estimated at $88,200.

                                                       Secondary Impact

                                                       The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                       airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                       create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                       calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                        multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                       the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic impacts at an airport are measured            impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
through employment, payroll, and output                they relate to on-airport tenants and general
(spending).     On-airport   business   and            aviation visitors.

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Wahoo
                                                                                                  Wahoo Municipal

Total Impact                                                  Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round             On an annual basis, Wahoo Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                  currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Wahoo Municipal Airport was approximately                    Wahoo Municipal
$1.21 million.      Total full-time employment                                      EMPLOYMENT
related to airport tenants and general aviation                                 First Round Secondary                      Total
                                                             On-Airport
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is
                                                             Activity                       3               2                 5
estimated at approximately ten persons, with a
total annual payroll (first round and secondary)             GA Visitors                    3               1                 4
of approximately $194,300 associated with
these jobs.                                                  Total                        6         3                        10
                                                                                       PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                                  First Round Secondary                      Total
                                                             On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described               Activity               $71,200         $36,500          $107,700
above, Wahoo Municipal Airport provides
several services to the local community. The                 GA Visitors            $55,100         $31,500           $86,600
airport welcomes many recreational flights as
well as a number of corporate aircraft. The                  Total                $126,300    $68,000                $194,300
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) provides                                           OUTPUT
                                                                                First Round Secondary                      Total
aircraft maintenance and repair. The airport is
                                                             On-Airport
also the home of an aerial agricultural
                                                             Activity              $704,100       $361,100          $1,065,200
application service, which serves much of the
county’s cropland in the growing season.                     GA Visitors            $88,200         $53,600          $141,800

The airport occasionally serves other types of               Total                $792,300        $414,700          $1,207,000
aviation-related activities, such as aerial                  Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
property and livestock inspection and surveying,
flight instruction exercises, and military training.          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Wahoo Municipal is also important to the local                typically produces the following impacts:
community in terms of accommodating
emergency services. The facility is sometimes                   Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
used for police and firefighting exercises. The                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
airport also provides an access point for the                                         Impact       Impact      Impact
State’s health care system, by accommodating                  Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
doctors’ and medical evacuation flights.
                                                              Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                             Wayne
                                                                                             Wayne Municipal

Airport Location                                              linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Wayne Municipal Airport is located two miles east             of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
of Wayne, Nebraska, in Wayne County. Wayne                    visitors supports additional employment and
has a population of 5,385. The 281-acre airport               associated annual payroll.       These first round
opened in 1944. The primary runway, Runway                    impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
17/35, is an asphalt surface measuring 4,200 feet             ripple through the economy. The secondary or
in length and 75 feet in width. Major employers in            induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
the community include Great Dane Trailers,                    specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Wayne State College, Pacific Coast Southern                   round and secondary benefits equal the total
Company, Heritage Homes of Nebraska, Inc., First              economic impact associated with each airport.
Bankcard Center, Providence Medical Center,
Wayne Public Schools, Carhart Lumber, and the                 First Round Impact
City of Wayne.                                                In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
                                                              located on the airport. This tenant functions as the
The airport, with 27 based aircraft, experiences              as the FBO and as airport management for the
approximately 36,000 aircraft operations annually.            airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                              confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                              have been combined.           This tenant's direct
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                              combined first round output stemming from all on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
                                                              Wayne Municipal Airport was approximately
                                                              $411,600. Total first round full-time employment
                                                              related to airport tenants and general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at four persons with a total
                                                              first round payroll of approximately $78,600
                                                              annually.        Survey    data    indicated    that
                                                              approximately 545 visitors used the airport in
                                                              2002.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                              tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                              secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                               multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
through employment, payroll, and output                       output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
(spending). On-airport business and government                on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
portion of an airport’s first round economic
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Wayne
                                                                                                     Wayne Municipal

Total Impact
For 2002, the total output (including first round and         The airport takes part in various community
secondary impacts) stemming from all on-airport               events, such as a fly-in during the town’s annual
tenants and general aviation visitors to Wayne                Chicken Days in July.
Municipal Airport was approximately $608,800.
Total full-time employment related to airport                 Summary
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all          On an annual basis, Wayne Municipal Airport
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately              currently provides the following total benefits:
7 persons, with a total annual payroll (first round
                                                               Wayne Municipal
and secondary) of approximately $120,000
                                                                                     EMPLOYMENT
associated with these jobs.
                                                                                  First Round Secondary                    Total
                                                               On-Airport
Other Benefits                                                 Activity                       3               2               5
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Wayne Municipal Airport provides a                      GA Visitors                    1               0               1
number of services to the local community. The
airport welcomes many recreational flights as well             Total                        4         3                       7
as corporate aircraft, such as those belonging to                                       PAYROLL
Heritage Homes, Tompkins Landing, and Michaels                                    First Round Secondary                    Total
Food. The airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO)                  On-Airport
offers aircraft maintenance and service, in addition           Activity                      **              **              **
to a number of other pilot-related services. The
                                                               GA Visitors                   **              **              **
airport serves aerial applicators during the growing
season. The airport also is occasionally used as a
                                                               Total                  $78,600   $41,400               $120,000
training facility for new pilots. The facility is
                                                                                         OUTPUT
frequently used by various public agencies, such                                  First Round Secondary                    Total
as police and fire departments, for exercises and              On-Airport
operations.      The airport is important to the               Activity                      **              **              **
community in terms of providing access to the
region’s health care system, by accommodating                  GA Visitors                   **              **              **
either physicians’ flights or medical evacuation
aircraft.                                                      Total                $411,600        $197,000          $608,600
                                                               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                              In a year’s time, capital improvement related
gathered data to obtain information relating to how
                                                              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to bring
                                                              typically produces the following impacts:
specialists from out of the area, as well as how
often airports are used for patient transfer. Survey           Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
data indicated Providence Medical Center uses                                 First-Round     Secondary         Total
the airport on average 48 times a year to bring                                     Impact        Impact      Impact
doctors and specialists to the hospital to conduct            Employment               1.8            2.3         4.1
clinics. These doctors fly in from Sioux City,                Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
Lincoln, and Omaha. In addition, the hospital uses            Output             $100,000       $70,250     $170,250
aircraft 11 times per year for emergency patient              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
transfer via air ambulance.

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Atkinson
                                                                                  Stuart-Atkinson Municipal
Airport Location                                              portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                              benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Stuart-Atkinson Municipal Airport is located 3                linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
miles northwest of Atkinson, Nebraska, in Holt                of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
County. Atkinson has a population of 1,261.                   visitors supports additional employment and
Basic economic activities of Atkinson include dry             associated annual payroll. These first round
land and irrigated farming, cattle and hog feeding,           impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
commercial trucking, tourism, manufacturing,                  ripple through the economy. The secondary or
grain storage, and retail sales. Major employers              induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
in the area include Alpha Galvanizing, Olson                  specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
Industries, Inc., Atkinson Livestock Market,                  first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Christensen Farms, and West Holt Hospital. The                economic impact associated with each airport.
241-acre airport opened in 1950. The primary
Runway 11/29 is an asphalt surface measuring                  First Round Impact
4,040 feet in length and 50 feet in width.
                                                              In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 9 based aircraft, experiences               on the airport, including airport management, who
approximately 3,000 aircraft operations annually.             supported eight employees.          These tenants'
                                                              direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $1.13 million annually.
                                                              The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                              tenants is $246,400. Operational data indicated
                                                              that approximately 545 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related spending supported one additional
                                                              full-time job for an employee earning over
                                                              $18,000 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $29,400.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                              tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                              secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
                                                              2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
                                                              output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
Economic Impact                                               on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.

Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   Total Impact
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government                For 2002, the total output (including first round
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant         and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Atkinson
                                                                                           Stuart-Atkinson Municipal
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to                 Summary
Stuart-Atkinson     Municipal       Airport     was
approximately $1.72 million.        Total full-time              On an annual basis, Stuart-Atkinson Municipal
employment related to airport tenants and                        Airport currently provides the following total
general aviation visitors, including all secondary               benefits:
impacts, is estimated at approximately 14.5 full-
                                                                Atkinson Municipal
time jobs, with a total annual payroll (first round
                                                                                        EMPLOYMENT
and secondary) of approximately $391,900
                                                                                  First Round Secondary                    Total
associated with these jobs.                                     On-Airport
                                                                Activity                       8                 5                 13
Other Benefits
                                                                GA Visitors                    1               0.5                 1.5
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Stuart-Atkinson Municipal Airport provides               Total                        9       5.5                        14.5
several services to the local community. The                                              PAYROLL
airport is primarily a recreational use airport for                               First Round  Secondary                   Total
local pilots, with a small amount of flight training            On-Airport
activity. The airport offers free flights to the public         Activity              $246,400         $116,600           $363,000
to encourage interest in aviation and in the
airport. The airport is home to a local aerial                  GA Visitors            $18,400           $10,500            $28,900
application service, which uses the field
                                                                Total                $264,800    $127,100                 $391,900
seasonally. The airport also serves as a base for
                                                                                           OUTPUT
police and firefighting operations, with the
                                                                                  First Round  Secondary                   Total
county’s sheriff using the field for surveillance
                                                                On-Airport
flights. Additionally, the airport assists the local            Activity           $1,125,100          $551,900         $1,677,000
medical community by providing a location for
physician and patient transfer.                                 GA Visitors            $29,400           $17,900            $47,300

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                      Total              $1,154,500          $569,800         $1,724,300
gathered data to obtain information relating to                 Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as               In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.                construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                                 typically produces the following impacts:
Survey data indicated West Holt Memorial
Hospital uses the airport on average 19 times a
                                                                    Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                                       First-Round    Secondary          Total
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in                                        Impact       Impact       Impact
from Kearney, Omaha, and Yankton. In addition,                     Employment               1.8          2.3          4.1
the hospital uses aircraft 29 times per year for                   Payroll            $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                      Output           $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                                   Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                        State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                      Auburn
                                                                                      Farington Field

Airport Location                                       activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
                                                       portion of an airport’s first round economic
Farington Field is located 3 miles east of Auburn,     benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Nebraska, in Nemaha County. Auburn has a               linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
population of 3,358. The 111-acre airport opened       of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
in 1946. The primary runway, Runway 15/33, is a        visitors supports additional employment and
turf runway measuring 4,000 feet in length and         associated annual payroll.       These first round
100 feet in width.       Major employers in the        impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
community include Cooper Nuclear Station,              ripple through the economy. The secondary or
Auburn Consolidated Industries, Inc., Triangle         induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Pacific Cabinets, Inc., Peru State College, Auburn     specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Public Schools, Nemaha County Good Samaritan           round and secondary benefits equal the total
Home, Magnolia Metals, Inc., Nemaha County             economic impact associated with each airport.
Hospital, Nemaha County and Johnson-Brock
Pub.                                                   First Round Impact

The airport, with 5 based aircraft, experiences        In 2002, the only aviation-related tenant on the
approximately 2,350 aircraft operations annually.      airport was the airport’s management, which
                                                       supported one part-time employee.           This
                                                       tenant’s direct or first round employment,
                                                       payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                       survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                       aviation-related tenants is estimated at $18,200
                                                       annually. The estimated direct annual payroll of
                                                       these tenants is $2,500. Operational data
                                                       indicated that approximately 436 visitors used
                                                       the airport. Visitor-related spending supported
                                                       one additional full-time job for an employee
                                                       earning approximately $15,000 annually.
                                                       Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                       estimated at $23,500.

                                                       Secondary Impact

                                                       The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                       airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                       create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                       calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                       multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic Impact                                        the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                       impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic impacts at an airport are measured            they relate to on-airport tenants and general
through employment, payroll, and output                aviation visitors.
(spending). On-airport business and government


                                                                                   State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Auburn
                                                                                                    Farington Field

Total Impact                                                Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round           On an annual basis, Farington Field currently
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Farington Field was approximately $61,500.                 Farington Field
Total full-time employment related to airport                                    EMPLOYMENT
tenants and general aviation visitors, including                             First Round Secondary                 Total
                                                           On-Airport
all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                           Activity                       1               0.5            1.5
approximately three persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of
                                                           GA Visitors                    1               0.5            1.5
approximately $26,800 associated with these
jobs.                                                      Total                        1         1                        3
                                                                                    PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                               First Round  Secondary                Total
                                                           On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described             Activity                $2,500              $700         $3,200
above, Farington Field provides several
services to the local community. The airport               GA Visitors            $15,000            $8,600        $23,600
serves Auburn primarily as a recreational
facility. Several local residents own aircraft for         Total                  $17,500     $9,300               $26,800
personal use. The airport also serves as a                                          OUTPUT
gateway for tourists, primarily hunters and                                  First Round  Secondary                Total
fishermen. Additionally, the airport is used               On-Airport
frequently by physicians attending to patients or          Activity               $16,900            $5,100        $22,000
clinics.
                                                           GA Visitors            $23,500           $14,300        $37,800
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
                                                           Total                  $40,400           $19,400        $59,800
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.           spending at airports in Nebraska typically
Survey data indicated Nemaha County Hospital                produces the following impacts:
uses the airport on average 26 times a year to
bring doctors and specialists to the hospital to              Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                                   First-Round    Secondary          Total
Lincoln and Omaha. In addition, the hospital                                       Impact       Impact       Impact
uses aircraft occasionally for emergency patient            Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
                                                            Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
transfer via air ambulance.
                                                            Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
The airport has occasionally participated in                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
community events. In the past, the facility has
hosted fly-ins and chili feeds to promote
aviation and the town of Auburn.




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                             Aurora
                                                                                           Aurora Municipal

Airport Location                                              economic benefits.        Additional first round
Aurora Municipal Airport is located 2 miles north of          benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Aurora, Nebraska, in Hamilton County. Aurora                  the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
has a population of 4,361. The 171-acre airport               Spending by these visitors supports additional
opened in 1969. The primary runway, Runway                    employment and associated annual payroll.
16/34, is an asphalt runway measuring 4,301 feet              These first round impacts create additional
in length and 75 feet in width. Major employers in            spin-off benefits that ripple through the
the community include IAMS Pet Food, Aurora                   economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Memorial Hospital, Aurora Public School,                      were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Bonnavilla       Homes          and        Hamilton           multipliers. When combined, first round and
Telecommunications. Local attractions include                 secondary benefits equal the total economic
Edgerton Explorit Center and Plainsman Museum                 impact associated with each airport.
Hamilton County Historical Society.
                                                              First Round Impact
The airport, with 25 based aircraft, experiences              In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
approximately 15,235 annual operations annually.              on the airport, including airport management,
                                                              who supported ten employees. These tenants'
                                                              direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $1.65 million annually.
                                                              The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                              tenants is $242,200. Operational data indicated
                                                              that approximately 2,590 visitors used the
                                                              airport. Visitor-related spending supported an
                                                              additional five full-time jobs for employees
                                                              earning over $88,500 annually. Indirect output
                                                              from general aviation visitors is estimated at
                                                              $139,700.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic Impact
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
                                                              aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         Total Impact
government activities (direct impacts) account                For 2002, the total output (including first round
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Aurora
                                                                                                   Aurora Municipal

airport tenants and general aviation visitors to               airport. The airport also takes part in the town’s
Aurora Municipal Airport was approximately                     annual “Aurorin’ Days,” an annual festival
$2.7 million. Total full-time employment related               celebrating the town’s history.
to airport tenants and general aviation visitors,
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at               Summary
approximately 24 persons with a total annual                   On an annual basis, Aurora Municipal Airport
payroll (first round and secondary) of                         currently provides the following total benefits:
approximately $499,500 associated with these
jobs.                                                       Aurora Municipal
                                                                                    EMPLOYMENT
                                                                              First Round Secondary                    Total
Other Benefits
                                                            On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                            Activity                      10                 7                 17
above, Aurora Municipal Airport offers several
services to the community.        Classic Aero              GA Visitors                     5                2                  7
Service, the airport’s Fixed Base Operator
provides aircraft maintenance and fuel, as well             Total                       15         9                           24
as specialty aircraft refurbishing. Top Gun                                           PAYROLL
Refinishing provides aircraft painting and                                    First Round  Secondary                   Total
fuselage repairs. The airport welcomes many                 On-Airport
recreational aircraft in addition to corporate              Activity              $242,200         $118,200           $360,400
aircraft such as those belonging to Sar-Tec,
Bonnavilla Homes, and IAMS Pet Food. Traudt                 GA Visitors            $88,500           $50,600          $139,100
Aerial is the airport’s aerial applicator, with
approximately 700 operations per year. The                  Total                $330,700    $168,800                 $499,500
                                                                                       OUTPUT
airport leases some small tracts of land for
                                                                              First Round  Secondary                   Total
crops.
                                                            On-Airport
                                                            Activity            $1,653,500         $823,100         $2,476,600
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to             GA Visitors           $139,700           $84,800          $224,500
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as          Total               $1,793,200         $907,900         $2,701,100
how often airports are used for patient transfer.           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Survey data indicated Memorial Hospital uses
the airport on average 13 times a year to bring                In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
doctors and specialists to the hospital to                     construction spending at airports in Nebraska
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                     typically produces the following impacts:
Grand Island, Hastings and Lincoln. In addition,
                                                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
the hospital uses aircraft occasionally for
                                                                                First-Round    Secondary          Total
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                                         Impact       Impact       Impact
                                                               Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
The airport is used by law enforcement                         Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
agencies in training and in drug interdiction                  Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
efforts. In addition, the airport sponsors a fly-in            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
breakfast each year. Elementary schools and
pre-schools are welcomed for tours at the


                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
                                                      142
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                     Cambridge
                                                                                    Cambridge Municipal

Airport Location                                          of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
                                                          visitors supports additional employment and
Cambridge Municipal Airport is located two miles          associated annual payroll.      These first round
northeast of Cambridge, Nebraska, in Furnas               impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
County. Cambridge has a population of 1,049.              ripple through the economy. The secondary or
The 213-acre airport opened in 1962. The primary          induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
runway, Runway 14/32, is an asphalt runway                specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
measuring 4,099 feet in length and 60 feet in             round and secondary benefits equal the total
width. Local attractions include Medicine Creek           economic impact associated with each airport.
State Recreation Area and the Cambridge
Museum.                                                   First Round Impact

The airport, with 10 based aircraft, experiences          In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
approximately 6,500 aircraft operations annually.         on the airport, including airport management, who
                                                          supported one employee. These tenants' direct or
                                                          first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                          impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                          output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
                                                          is estimated at $13,300 annually. The estimated
                                                          direct annual payroll of these tenants is $25,600.
                                                          Operational data indicated that approximately 681
                                                          visitors used the airport. Visitor-related spending
                                                          supported one additional full-time job for an
                                                          employee        earning    approximately    $23,400
                                                          annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                          visitors is estimated at $36,800.

                                                          Secondary Impact

                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                          tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                          secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                          calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                          multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
                                                          2002 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
Economic Impact                                           output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
                                                          on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
portion of an airport’s first round economic
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system


                                                                                        State of Nebraska
                                                    143
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                               Cambridge
                                                                                              Cambridge Municipal

Total Impact                                                Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round and       On an annual basis, Cambridge Municipal Airport
secondary impacts) stemming from all on-airport             currently provides the following total benefits:
tenants and general aviation visitors to Cambridge
Municipal Airport was approximately $76,500.                Cambridge Municipal
Total full-time employment related to airport                                EMPLOYMENT
                                                                       First Round Secondary                       Total
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all
                                                            On-Airport
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately
                                                            Activity             1          1                              2
four persons, with a total annual payroll (first round
and secondary) of approximately $75,500                     GA Visitors                   1               1                2
associated with these jobs.
                                                            Total                      2          2                        4
Other Benefits                                                                       PAYROLL
                                                                             First Round Secondary                 Total
In addition to the economic benefits described              On-Airport
above, Cambridge Municipal Airport provides                 Activity              $25,600         $13,100             $38,700
several services to the local community. The
airport primarily serves the recreational needs of          GA Visitors          $23,400          $13,400             $36,800
the area, catering to local pilots and enthusiasts.
                                                            Total                $49,000    $26,500                   $75,500
There is also significant aerial applicator activity at                               OUTPUT
the airport during the growing season. The airport                           First Round Secondary                 Total
is used by the public power district and telephone          On-Airport
companies for transportation and utilities                  Activity              $13,300          $4,100             $17,400
inspections. Similarly, the local irrigation district
conducts system inspections by air, using the               GA Visitors          $36,800          $22,300             $59,100
airport as a base. The airport helps provide
access to the State’s health care system by                 Total                $50,100          $26,400             $76,500
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
accommodating doctor’s flights and medical
evacuations.
                                                            In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                  construction spending at airports in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to how         typically produce the following impacts:
often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to bring
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
specialists from out of the area, as well as how
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
often airports are used for patient transfer. Survey                                Impact       Impact       Impact
data indicated Tri-Valley Health System uses                  Employment               1.8          2.3          4.1
Cambridge Municipal Airport on average 13 times               Payroll            $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
a year to bring doctors and specialists to the                Output           $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
from Omaha, Lincoln, and Kearney. In addition,
the hospital uses aircraft occasionally for
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.




                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
                                                      144
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         Central City
                                                                                     Central City Municipal

Airport Location                                              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
                                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
Central City Municipal Airport is located three               employment and associated annual payroll.
miles west of Central City, Nebraska, in Merrick              These first round impacts create additional
County. Central City has a population of 2,901.               spin-off benefits that ripple through the
The 124-acre airport opened in 1963. The primary              economy. The secondary or induced benefits
runway, Runway 15/33, is an asphalt runway                    were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
measuring 2,900 feet in length and 50 feet in                 multipliers. When combined, first round and
width.                                                        secondary benefits equal the total economic
                                                              impact associated with each airport.
The airport, with 21 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 4,360 operations annually.                      First Round Impact

                                                              In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
                                                              on the airport, including airport management,
                                                              who supported 13 employees. These tenants'
                                                              direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $1.73 million annually.
                                                              The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                              tenants is $196,000. Operational data indicated
                                                              that approximately 950 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                              two full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                              $31,700 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $51,200.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic Impact                                               the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   they relate to on-airport tenants and general
through employment, payroll, and output                       aviation visitors.
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account                Total Impact
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round             For 2002, the total output (including first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
                                                        145
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                 Central City
                                                                                             Central City Municipal

airport tenants and general aviation visitors to               Summary
Central     City    Municipal      Airport    was
approximately $2.68 million. Total full-time                   On an annual basis, Central City Municipal
employment related to airport tenants and                      Airport currently provides the following total
general aviation visitors, including all secondary             benefits:
impacts, is estimated at approximately 24
                                                           Central City
persons with a total annual payroll (first round
                                                                                     EMPLOYMENT
and secondary) of approximately $338,800
                                                                                First Round Secondary                    Total
associated with these jobs.
                                                           On-Airport
                                                           Activity                         13                    8              21
Other Benefits
                                                           GA Visitors                        2                   1               3
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Central City Municipal Airport offers               Total                          15         9                           24
several services to the community.            The                                      PAYROLL
airport’s Fixed Base Operator, Central                                          First Round  Secondary                   Total
Nebraska Aeromotive, provides aircraft repair              On-Airport
and maintenance, as well as fuel. Central                  Activity                 $196,000           $93,000           $289,000
Nebraska Aeromotive also provides specialty
aircraft service. The airport is also the base for         GA Visitors                $31,700          $18,100               $49,800
Reineke Aerial Spraying.
                                                           Total                   $227,700    $111,100                  $338,800
                                                                                        OUTPUT
The airport serves Central City’s medical
                                                                                First Round  Secondary                   Total
community by accommodating doctors and
                                                           On-Airport
specialists traveling to Central City Hospital.            Activity               $1,729,300          $872,700        $2,602,000
The airport also accommodates many flights by
veterinarians servicing the area’s agricultural            GA Visitors                $51,200          $31,100               $82,300
community.
                                                           Total                  $1,780,500          $903,800        $2,684,300
The airport accommodates flights of those                  Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
visiting the area’s outdoor recreation areas,
such as hunters traveling to Hord Lake State                   In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Recreation Area and Renquist Basin State                       construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Wildlife Management Area.                                      typically produce the following impacts:

                                                                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
Major users of the airport include Central
                                                                                 First-Round    Secondary          Total
Scales, Bill’s Volume Dealer, Greenline                                                Impact       Impact       Impact
Equipment, and Atlantic Homes.                                  Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
                                                                Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                                Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                    State of Nebraska
                                                     146
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                        Cozad
                                                                                       Cozad Municipal

Airport Location                                          portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                          benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Cozad Municipal Airport is located one mile               linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
northwest of Cozad, Nebraska, in Dawson County.           of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Cozad has a population of 4,219. The 299-acre             visitors supports additional employment and
airport opened in 1949. The primary Runway                associated annual payroll.       These first round
13/31 is a concrete surface measuring 4,201 feet          impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
in length and 75 feet in width. Major employers in        ripple through the economy. The secondary or
the community include Tenneco/Monroe, Paulsen             induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
Inc., Valley Vending Service, Inc. and Nebraska           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Plastics.   Local attractions include the 100th           round and secondary benefits equal the total
Meridan Museum, and the Robert Henri Museum               economic impact associated with each airport.
and Historical Walkway.
                                                          First Round Impact
The airport, with 23 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 9,062 aircraft operations annually.         In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
                                                          on the airport, including airport management,
                                                          who supported seven employees.            These
                                                          tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                          payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                          survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                          aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                          $685,100 annually.        The estimated direct
                                                          annual payroll of these tenants is $205,000.
                                                          Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                          1,280 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                          spending supported an additional three full-time
                                                          jobs for employees earning over $43,000
                                                          annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                          visitors is estimated at $69,100.

                                                          Secondary Impact

                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                          airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                          create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                          calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                          multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic Impact                                           the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                          impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic impacts at an airport are measured               they relate to on-airport tenants and general
through employment, payroll, and output                   aviation visitors.
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant


                                                                                      State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Cozad
                                                                                                   Cozad Municipal

Total Impact                                                  Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round             On an annual basis, Cozad Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                  currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Cozad Municipal Airport was approximately                  Cozad Municipal Airport
$1.13 Million.      Total full-time employment                                EMPLOYMENT
related to airport tenants and general aviation                         First Round  Secondary                             Total
                                                           On-Airport
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is
                                                           Activity                7         5                               12
estimated at approximately 16 persons, with a
total annual payroll (first round and secondary)
                                                           GA Visitors                    3                 1                 4
of approximately $375,100 associated with
these jobs.                                                Total                       10          6                         16
                                                                                      PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                                First Round  Secondary                       Total
                                                           On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described             Activity              $205,000         $101,900           $306,900
above, Cozad Municipal Airport provides
several services to the local community. The               GA Visitors            $43,400           $24,800            $68,200
airport caters mainly to recreational and
corporate users.      Businesses that use the              Total                $248,400          $126,700           $375,100
airport frequently include Valley Vending                                                                            OUTPUT
Service and Monroe Auto Equipment. The                                        First Round       Secondary               Total
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) maintains              On-Airport
                                                           Activity              $685,100         $334,300         $1,019,400
and repairs aircraft, while offering a number of
services for pilots. The FBO also offers aerial
                                                           GA Visitors            $69,100           $42,000          $111,100
application services during the growing season.
The airport accommodates a significant amount              Total                $754,200          $376,300         $1,130,500
of activity from emergency personnel, such as              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
firefighting, physician transport, and air
ambulance flights.                                            In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                    typically produce the following impacts:
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                               First-Round    Secondary          Total
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                                                     Impact       Impact       Impact
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
                                                              Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
Survey data indicated Cozad Community
                                                              Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
Hospital uses aircraft 29 times per year on                   Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
average for emergency patient transfer via air
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
ambulance.

The airport hosts an annual open house, and
provides space for the Cozad Gun Club.



                                                                                                  State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Creighton
                                                                                       Creighton Municipal

Airport Location                                              economic benefits.        Additional first round
                                                              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Creighton Municipal Airport is located one mile               the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
east of Creighton, Nebraska, in Knox County.                  Spending by these visitors supports additional
Creighton has a population of 1,120. The 202-                 employment and associated annual payroll.
acre airport opened in 1949. The primary runway,              These first round impacts create additional spin-
Runway 12/30, is constructed of asphalt                       off benefits that ripple through the economy.
measuring 3,100 feet in length and 50 feet in                 The secondary or induced benefits were
width. Major employers in the community include               measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Creighton Community Schools, Creighton Care                   multipliers. When combined, first round and
Centre, Lundberg Memorial Hospital, Creighton                 secondary benefits equal the total economic
Livestock Market, North Central Public Power                  impact associated with each airport.
District, Creighton Post & Pipe, Inc., American
National Bank, Largen Manufacturing Co., and                  First Round Impact
Morrill Grain Company, Inc.
                                                              In 2002, the only aviation-related tenant on the
The airport, with five based aircraft, experiences            airport was the airport’s management, which
approximately 2,200 aircraft operations annually.             supported one employee. This tenant’s direct
                                                              or first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                              impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                              output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $6,000 annually. The
                                                              estimated direct annual payroll of this tenant is
                                                              $2,000.       Operational data indicated that
                                                              approximately 109 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related    spending      supported    one
                                                              additional part-time job for an employee earning
                                                              over $3,000 annually. Indirect output from
                                                              general aviation visitors is estimated at $5,900.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
                                                              aviation visitors.
Economic Impact
                                                              Total Impact
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output                       For 2002, the total output (including first round
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
government activities (direct impacts) account                airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round

                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                               Creighton
                                                                                            Creighton Municipal

Creighton Municipal Airport was approximately
$17,300. Total full-time employment related to              Creighton Municipal
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                               EMPLOYMENT
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at                         First Round Secondary                            Total
approximately 2.5 full-time equivalent jobs, with           On-Airport
a total annual payroll (first round and                     Activity               1       0.5                             1.5
secondary) of approximately $7,800 associated
with these jobs.                                            GA Visitors                  0.5               0.5               1

Other Benefits                                              Total                       1.5         1                      2.5
                                                                                      PAYROLL
In addition to the economic benefits described                                 First Round  Secondary                     Total
above, Creighton Municipal Airport offers                   On-Airport
several services to the local community. The                Activity                $2,000              $600         $2,600
airport operates primarily as a recreational
facility, accommodating flights by both local               GA Visitors             $3,300            $1,900         $5,200
pilots and visitors to the area’s attractions. The
area is home to many parks and hunting and                  Total                    $5,300    $2,500                $7,800
fishing areas. A significant amount of the                                            OUTPUT
airport’s traffic is related to corporate activity.                            First Round  Secondary                     Total
The airport was used extensively by the Fagan               On-Airport
Corporation while the company constructed an                Activity                $6,000            $1,800         $7,800
ethanol plant nearby.        Several government
agencies, such as Game and Parks, and                       GA Visitors             $5,900            $3,600         $9,500
Environmental Protection use the airport for
inventories and surveillance. Additionally, the             Total                  $11,900            $5,400        $17,300
airport accommodates doctors and specialists                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
attending clinics at the local hospital.
                                                             In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                   construction spending at airports in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to              typically produce the following impacts:
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as             Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
how often airports are used for patient transfer.                             First-Round    Secondary          Total
Survey data indicated Creighton Area Health                                         Impact       Impact       Impact
Services uses the airport on average 148 times               Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
a year to bring doctors and specialists to the               Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in            Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
from Lincoln, Omaha, and Yankton. In addition,
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
the hospital use aircraft occasionally for
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.
The facility ranks in the top tier of Nebraska
Airports in terms of medical-related aircraft
operations.

Summary

On an annual basis, Creighton Municipal Airport
currently provides the following total benefits:

                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
                                                      150
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                             Curtis
                                                                                           Curtis Municipal

Airport Location                                              of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
                                                              visitors supports additional employment and
Curtis Municipal Airport is located two miles east            associated annual payroll.      These first round
of Curtis, Nebraska, in Frontier County. Curtis has           impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
a population of 748. The 189-acre airport opened              ripple through the economy. The secondary or
in 1948. The primary runway, Runway 12/30, is an              induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
asphalt runway measuring 3,400 feet in length and             specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
60 feet in width.        Major employers in the               round and secondary benefits equal the total
community include Ag Valley Co-op, Sunset                     economic impact associated with each airport.
Haven, and Nebraska College of Technical
Agriculture.                                                  First Round Impact

The airport, with 10 based aircraft, experiences              In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
approximately 6,050 aircraft operations annually.             located on the airport. This tenant functions as
                                                              the as the FBO and as airport management for
                                                              the airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                              confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                              have been combined. This tenant's direct
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                              combined first round output stemming from all
                                                              on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                              to Curtis Municipal Airport was approximately
                                                              $499,800.         Total first-round full time
                                                              employment related to airport tenants and
                                                              general aviation visitors is estimated at two
                                                              persons with a total first round payroll of
                                                              approximately $46,000 annually. Survey data
                                                              indicated that approximately 300 visitors used
                                                              the airport in 2002.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
Economic Impact                                               Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   multipliers. The accompanying table presents
through employment, payroll, and output                       the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
(spending). On-airport business and government                impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant         they relate to on-airport tenants and general
portion of an airport’s first round economic                  aviation visitors.
benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system

                                                                                      State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Curtis
                                                                                                   Curtis Municipal

Total Impact                                                Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round           On an annual basis, Curtis Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Curtis Municipal Airport was approximately                 Curtis Municipal
$755,800. Total full-time employment related to                                   EMPLOYMENT
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                               First Round Secondary                  Total
                                                           On-Airport
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                           Activity                        2                1               3
approximately three persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of                     GA Visitors                     1                0               1
approximately $70,200 associated with these
jobs.                                                      Total                        2         1                         3
                                                                                    PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                               First Round  Secondary                 Total
                                                           On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described             Activity                ***               ***              ***
above, Curtis Municipal Airport offers several
services to the local community. A significant             GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***
amount of the airport’s activity comes from
recreational flying, either by local pilots or by          Total                  $46,000   $24,200                 $70,200
visitors to the area. The airport is also the                                        OUTPUT
                                                                             First Round  Secondary                 Total
home of an aerial application service, which
                                                           On-Airport
operates from the field during the growing
                                                           Activity                ***               ***              ***
season. A small amount of the airport’s activity
comes from corporate aircraft. The airport                 GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***
occasionally accommodates flights transporting
doctors into the community. From time to time,             Total                 $499,800         $256,000         $755,800
aerial surveying and inspections are based at              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
the airport, and emergency personnel are
known      to    base      firefighting operations          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
infrequently at the facility.                               construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                            typically produce the following impacts:
The airport participates in community events,
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
such as an open house and occasional fly-ins.
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
Space on the property is also provided for an                                       Impact       Impact       Impact
active local gun club.                                       Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
                                                             Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                            State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                     David City
                                                                                  David City Municipal

Airport Location                                          portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                          benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
David City Municipal Airport is located one mile          linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
south of David City, Nebraska, in Butler County.          of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
David City has a population of 2,399. The 188-            visitors supports additional employment and
acre airport opened in 1946. The primary runway,          associated annual payroll.       These first round
Runway 14/32, is constructed of asphalt                   impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
measuring 3,100 feet in length and 50 feet in             ripple through the economy. The secondary or
width. Major employers in the community include           induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
David City Manufacturing Company, Henningsen              specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Foods, Inc., Timpte Manufacturing Inc., Region V          round and secondary benefits equal the total
Industries, Five Star Feeds, Inc., and Kennel             economic impact associated with each airport.
Vaccine Vet Supply. Local attractions include the
Butler County Museum.                                     First Round Impact

The airport, with eight based aircraft, experiences       In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
approximately 2,200 aircraft operations annually.         on the airport, including airport management,
                                                          who supported seven employees.            These
                                                          tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                          payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                          survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                          aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                          $397,300 annually.      The estimated direct
                                                          annual payroll of these tenants is $82,500.
                                                          Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                          272 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                          spending supported one additional full-time job
                                                          for an employee earning $10,000 annually.
                                                          Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                          estimated at $14,700.

                                                          Secondary Impact

                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                          airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                          create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                          calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                          multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic Impact                                           the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                          impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic impacts at an airport are measured               they relate to on-airport tenants and general
through employment, payroll, and output                   aviation visitors.
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant


                                                                                      State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                   David City
                                                                                                David City Municipal

Total Impact                                                 Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, David City Municipal
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 Airport currently provides the following total
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to             benefits:
David City Municipal Airport was approximately
$615,100. Total full-time employment related to             David City Municipal
                                                                               EMPLOYMENT
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,
                                                                          First Round  Secondary                     Total
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                            On-Airport
approximately seven persons, with a total                   Activity                 4         2                             6
annual payroll (first round and secondary) of
approximately $139,000 associated with these                GA Visitors                     1                0               1
jobs.
                                                            Total                        5         2                         7
Other Benefits                                                                       PAYROLL
                                                                              First Round  Secondary                 Total
In addition to the economic benefits described              On-Airport
above, David City Municipal Airport provides                Activity               $82,500           $40,800        $123,300
several services to the local community. The
airport welcomes many recreational flights,                 GA Visitors            $10,000            $5,700         $15,700
either by local pilots or visitors to the area. The
                                                            Total                  $92,500   $46,500                $139,000
airport’s Fixed Base Operator (FBO) offers
                                                                                      OUTPUT
aircraft maintenance and service. The FBO
                                                                              First Round  Secondary                 Total
also does business as an aerial application
                                                            On-Airport
service, and contributes much of the airport’s              Activity              $397,300         $194,200         $591,500
activity during the growing season. Airport
management reports a high frequency of                      GA Visitors            $14,700            $8,900         $23,600
training flights at the airport, since the field is
outside of Omaha and Lincoln’s controlled                   Total                 $412,000         $203,100         $615,100
airspace.      The airport occasionally serves              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
corporate traffic. From time to time the airport
is used by emergency personnel or law                        In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
enforcement, for activities such as physician                construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                             typically produce the following impacts:
transportation, medical evacuation, firefighting,
prisoner transport, and so forth.                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                               First-Round    Secondary          Total
The airport participates in a number of
                                                                                     Impact       Impact       Impact
community activities, such as an annual
ultralight fly-in, the town’s July Jam, and a                 Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
fireworks display.                                            Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                              Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                  State of Nebraska
                                                      154
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         Fairbury
                                                                                      Fairbury Municipal

Airport Location                                          (spending).         On-airport     business       and
                                                          government activities (direct impacts) account
Fairbury Municipal Airport is located three miles         for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
northeast of Fairbury, Nebraska, in Jefferson             economic benefits.         Additional first round
County. Fairbury has a population of 3,930. The           benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
320-acre airport opened in 1943. The primary              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
runway, Runway 17/35, is a concrete runway                Spending by these visitors supports additional
measuring 3,700 feet in length and 75 feet in             employment and associated annual payroll.
width. Major employers in the community include           These first round impacts create additional
Endicott Clay Products, Jefferson Community               spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Health Center, Fairbury Public Schools, City of           economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Fairbury, Farmer's Co-op Elevator Co, Heritage            were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Nursing Home, Tetra MicroNutrients, Fairbury              multipliers. When combined, first round and
Food Products, Prairie View Industries and Roode          secondary benefits equal the total economic
Packing Co. Local attractions include Fairbury            impact associated with each airport.
Rock Island Depot Museum, Rock Creek Station,
and the Fairbury City Museum.                             First Round Impact

The airport, with 11 based aircraft, experiences          In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
approximately 7,250 aircraft operations annually.         located on the airport. This tenant functions as
                                                          the as the FBO and as airport management for
                                                          the airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                          confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                          have been combined. This tenant's direct
                                                          employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                          derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                          combined first round output stemming from all
                                                          on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                          to Fairbury Municipal Airport was approximately
                                                          $260,600.         Total first round full-time
                                                          employment related to airport tenants and
                                                          general aviation visitors is estimated at four
                                                          persons with a total first round payroll of
                                                          approximately $58,600 annually. Survey data
                                                          indicated that approximately 272 visitors used
                                                          the airport in 2002.

                                                          Secondary Impact

                                                          The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                          airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
Economic Impact                                           create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                          Secondary impacts are induced impacts
Economic impacts at an airport are measured               calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
through employment, payroll, and output

                                                                                        State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                 Fairbury
                                                                                              Fairbury Municipal

multipliers. The accompanying table presents               Summary
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as             On an annual basis, Fairbury Municipal Airport
they relate to on-airport tenants and general              currently provides the following total benefits:
aviation visitors.
                                                          Fairbury Municipal
                                                                                 EMPLOYMENT
Total Impact
                                                                            First Round Secondary                   Total
                                                          On-Airport
For 2002, the total output (including first round
                                                          Activity                        3                2                5
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to          GA Visitors                     1                0                1
Fairbury Municipal Airport was approximately
$897,600. Total full-time employment related to           Total                        4         2                          6
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                                     PAYROLL
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at                            First Round  Secondary                  Total
approximately six persons, with a total annual            On-Airport
payroll (first round and secondary) of                    Activity                ***               ***              ***
approximately $89,200 associated with these
jobs.                                                     GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***

Other Benefits                                            Total                  $58,600   $30,600                  $89,200
                                                                                    OUTPUT
                                                                            First Round  Secondary                  Total
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                          On-Airport
above, Fairbury Municipal provides several
                                                          Activity                ***               ***              ***
services to the local community. The airport
welcomes many recreational aircraft as well as            GA Visitors             ***               ***              ***
corporate aircraft, such as those belonging to
Garber’s Honda and Kawasaki, and Heritage                 Total                 $260,600         $127,000         $387,600
Care Center.        The airport’s Fixed Base              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Operator (FBO) provides aircraft maintenance
and repair, as well as services for pilots. The            In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
FBO also performs aerial application services              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
during the growing season.          The airport            typically produce the following impacts:
occasionally accommodates emergency and
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
law enforcement personnel, such as medical
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary          Total
evacuations and rangeland firefighting.                                             Impact       Impact       Impact
                                                             Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
The airport participates in a number of aviation-            Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
related community events, such as fly-ins, air               Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
shows, and poker runs. Rides are offered                     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
spring through autumn in conjunction with the
town’s Germanfest and on Christmas Eve.




                                                                                                State of Nebraska
                                                    156
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Fairmont
                                                                                    Fairmont State Airfield
Airport Location                                              These first round impacts create additional
                                                              spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Fairmont State Airfield is located three miles south          economy. The secondary or induced benefits
of Fairmont, Nebraska, in Fillmore County.                    were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Fairmont has a population of 625. The 687-acre                multipliers. When combined, first round and
airport opened in 1946. The primary runway,                   secondary benefits equal the total economic
Runway 17/35, is an asphalt runway measuring                  impact associated with each airport.
4,316 feet in length and 75 feet in width.
                                                              First Round Impact
The airport, with 14 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 1,930 aircraft operations annually.             In 2002, the only aviation-related tenant at the
                                                              Fairmont State airfield was the airport’s
                                                              management, which supported two employees.
                                                              This tenant’s direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                              $664,400 annually.        The estimated direct
                                                              annual payroll of these tenants is $28,900.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              120 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported one additional part-time job
                                                              for an employee earning over $3,300 annually.
                                                              Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                              estimated at $6,500.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                               multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
through employment, payroll, and output                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         aviation visitors.
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         Total Impact
economic benefits.         Additional first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           For 2002, the total output (including first round
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
Spending by these visitors supports additional                airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
employment and associated annual payroll.                     Fairmont State Airfield was approximately


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                 Fairmont
                                                                                           Fairmont State Airfield
$875,500. Total full-time employment related to               Summary
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at              On an annual basis, Fairmont State Airfield
approximately 2.5 full-time equivalent jobs, with             currently provides the following total benefits:
a total annual payroll (first round and
secondary)      of     approximately     $42,800             Fairmont State
                                                                                    EMPLOYMENT
associated with these jobs.
                                                                               First Round Secondary                  Total
                                                             On-Airport
Other Benefits
                                                             Activity                        1              0.5               1.5

In addition to the economic benefits described               GA Visitors                  0.5               0.5                1
above, Fairmont State Airfield provides several
services to the local community. The airport                 Total                      1.5         1                         2.5
welcomes many recreational flights in addition                                        PAYROLL
to a number of corporate aircraft, such as those                               First Round  Secondary                 Total
belonging to Biba Construction of Fairmont, and              On-Airport
MCI Industries and Ipsco Steel of Geneva.                    Activity               $28,900            $8,700         $37,600
There is a considerable amount of aerial
application activity at the airport. The airport             GA Visitors              $3,300           $1,900           $5,200
occasionally serves as a base for aerial
                                                             Total                  $32,200   $10,600                 $42,800
inspections and surveying, as a flight training
                                                                                       OUTPUT
facility for both civil and military pilots, and for
                                                                               First Round  Secondary                 Total
air shows. The airport sees significant traffic as
                                                             On-Airport
a result of medical flights, either by physicians
                                                             Activity              $664,400         $200,700         $865,100
attending to patients at Fillmore County
Hospital, or by medical evacuation flights.                  GA Visitors              $6,500           $3,900         $10,400

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                   Total                 $670,900         $204,600         $875,500
gathered data to obtain information relating to              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as            In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often airports are used for patient transfer.             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Survey data indicated Fillmore County Hospital                typically produce the following impacts:
uses Fairmont State Airport on average five
                                                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
times a year to bring doctors and specialists to
                                                                                First-Round    Secondary          Total
the hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors                                        Impact       Impact       Impact
fly in from Hastings and Lincoln. In addition, the             Employment                1.8          2.3          4.1
hospital uses aircraft 14 times per year for                   Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                  Output            $100,000        $70,250 $170,250
                                                               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
                                                       158
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                             Grant
                                                                                            Grant Municipal

Airport Location                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
Grant Municipal Airport is located two miles north            employment and associated annual payroll.
of Grant, Nebraska, in Perkins County. Grant has              These first round impacts create additional
a population of 1,204. The largest employers in               spin-off benefits that ripple through the
the area are Midwest Electric and Perkins County              economy.      These secondary or induced
Community Hospital. The 95-acre airport opened                benefits were measured with Nebraska-specific
in 1958. The primary runway, Runway 15/33, is a               IMPLAN multipliers.    When combined, first
concrete runway measuring 4,800 feet in length                round and secondary benefits equal the total
and 60 feet in width. The major employer in the               economic impact associated with each airport.
community is Midwest Electric and Perkins County
Community Hospital.                                           First Round Impact
                                                              In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 18 based aircraft, experiences              on the airport, including airport management,
approximately 5,800 aircraft operations annually.             who supported six employees. These tenants'
                                                              direct or first-round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $1.49 million annually.
                                                              The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                              tenants is $161,600. Operational data indicated
                                                              that approximately 436 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                              full-time job for an employee earning over
                                                              $15,000 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $23,500.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic Impact                                               aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output                       Total Impact
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         For 2002, the total output (including first round
government activities (direct impacts) account                and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
economic benefits.         Additional first round             Grant Municipal Airport was approximately
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           $2.29 million.      Total full-time employment
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            related to airport tenants and general aviation


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Grant
                                                                                                    Grant Municipal

visitors, including all secondary impacts, is                 designated fire retardant applicator in such an
estimated at approximately 12.5 full-time                     event.
equivalent jobs, with a total annual payroll (first
round and secondary) of approximately                         Summary
$268,100 associated with these jobs.                          On an annual basis, Grant Municipal Airport
                                                              currently provides the following total benefits:
Other Benefits
In addition to the economic benefits described              Grant Municipal
                                                                                   EMPLOYMENT
above, Grant Municipal Airport provides a
                                                                             First Round Secondary                 Total
number of services to the local community. The              On-Airport
airport welcomes many recreational flights as               Activity                      6               5                 11
well as corporate aircraft. The airport’s Fixed
Base Operator (FBO) provides aircraft                       GA Visitors                   1             0.5                 1.5
maintenance and service, as well as a number
of pilot services. The airport has a significant            Total                      7        5.5                        12.5
amount of aerial application activity, serving                                       PAYROLL
much of the area’s agricultural community. The                               First Round Secondary                 Total
                                                            On-Airport
airport also makes available part of its property
                                                            Activity            $161,600          $82,900           $244,500
for crops. In addition, the airport is important to
the community in terms of providing access to               GA Visitors           $15,000          $8,600             $23,600
the State’s medical system. Many physicians
use the airport to attend to patients or clinics,           Total               $176,600    $91,500                 $268,100
and medical evacuation flights use the airport                                        OUTPUT
occasionally.                                                                First Round Secondary                 Total
                                                            On-Airport
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                  Activity          $1,487,300        $762,700           $2,250,000
gathered data to obtain information relating to
                                                            GA Visitors           $23,500         $14,300             $37,800
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as          Total             $1,510,800        $777,000           $2,287,800
how often airports are used for patient transfer.           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
Survey data indicated Perkins County Health
Services uses the airport on average 83 times a               In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                  construction spending at airports in Nebraska
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in             typically produces the following impacts:
from Denver, Scottsbluff, and North Platte. In
addition, the hospital use aircraft six times per               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                                First-Round    Secondary         Total
year for emergency patient transfer via air
                                                                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
ambulance. The facility ranks in the top tier of
                                                              Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
Nebraska Airports in terms of medical-related
                                                              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
aircraft operations.                                          Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
The Nebraska Forest Service uses Grant
Municipal Airport to store fire retardant in the
event of a wildfire in the airport’s environs. Ag-
Land Aviation, based on the airport, is the


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                    Hartington
                                                                                 Hartington Municipal

Airport Location                                          benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
                                                          linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
Hartington Municipal Airport is located two miles         of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
southeast of Hartington, Nebraska, in Cedar               visitors supports additional employment and
County. Hartington has a population of 1,651.             associated annual payroll. The first round impacts
The 243-acre airport opened in 1949. The primary          create additional spin-off benefits that ripple
runway, Runway 13/31, is a concrete runway                through the economy.          These secondary or
measuring 3,950 feet in length and 60 feet in             induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
width. Major employers in the community include           specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined, first
Leprino Foods, Hydraulic Components Industries,           round and secondary benefits equal the total
Hartington Concrete, Beverly Healthcare, Cedar            economic impact associated with each airport.
County, the City of Hartington, Hartington
Telemarketing, Hartington Public Schools, Radec           First Round Impact
Construction, and Gerry Miller Implement.
                                                          In 2002, there were no aviation-related tenants
The airport, with 11 based aircraft, experiences          located on the airport. In addition, the airport
approximately 6,750 aircraft operations annually.         sponsor had no employees involved in airport
                                                          management or maintenance. For 2002, the
                                                          total combined first round output stemming from
                                                          airport sponsor expenditures and general
                                                          aviation visitors to Hartington Municipal Airport
                                                          was approximately $23,500. Total first round
                                                          full-time employment related general aviation
                                                          visitors is estimated at one person with a total
                                                          first round payroll of approximately $15,000
                                                          annually.       Survey data indicated that
                                                          approximately 436 visitors used the airport in
                                                          2002.

                                                          Secondary Impact

                                                          The first round impacts associated with the
                                                          airport also create secondary impacts
                                                          throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                          induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                          specific    IMPLAN      multipliers.       The
                                                          accompanying table presents the 2002 first
                                                          round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
Economic Impact                                           payroll, and employment as they relate to the
                                                          airport.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant
portion of an airport’s first round economic


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Hartington
                                                                                               Hartington Municipal

Total Impact                                                   Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round              On an annual basis, Hartington Municipal
and secondary impacts) stemming from airport                   Airport currently provides the following total
activity and general aviation visitors to                      benefits:
Hartington Municipal Airport was approximately
                                                             Hartington Municipal
$37,800. Total full-time employment related to
                                                                               EMPLOYMENT
general aviation visitors, including all secondary
                                                                         First Round Secondary                      Total
impacts, is estimated at approximately one and               On-Airport
a half full-time equivalent jobs, with a total               Activity              0          0                              0
annual payroll (first round and secondary) of
approximately $23,600 associated with these                  GA Visitors                   1             0.5                1.5
jobs.
                                                             Total                      1        0.5                        1.5
Other Benefits                                                                        PAYROLL
                                                                              First Round Secondary                 Total
                                                             On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                             Activity                    $0               $0                $0
above, Hartington Municipal Airport provides a
number of services to the local community. The               GA Visitors           $15,000          $8,600             $23,600
airport is primarily a recreational facility,
catering to local pilots who use the field for their         Total                $15,000     $8,600                   $23,600
own aircraft, as well as for pilots who visit the                                      OUTPUT
area. The airport is occasionally used for                                    First Round Secondary                 Total
corporate activity. The airport is also important            On-Airport
to the local community in terms of providing                 Activity                    $0               $0                $0
access to the State’s health care system, either
                                                             GA Visitors           $23,500         $14,300             $37,800
by accommodating physician flights or for
medical evacuation.           Other emergency                Total                 $23,500         $14,300             $37,800
services, such as rangeland or forest firefighting           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
and search and rescue use the field
infrequently.                                                  In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                               construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                               typically produces the following benefits:

                                                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                       Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                               Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                               Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                               Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                               Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                       Hebron
                                                                                      Hebron Municipal

Airport Location                                        for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
                                                        economic benefits.         Additional first round
Hebron Municipal Airport is located one mile south      benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
of Hebron, Nebraska, in Thayer County. Hebron           the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
has a population of 1,584. The 217-acre airport         Spending by these visitors supports additional
opened in 1942. The primary runway, Runway              employment and associated annual payroll.
12/30, is a concrete runway measuring 3,600 feet        These first round impacts create additional
in length and 60 feet in width. Major employers in      spin-off benefits that ripple through the
the community include Reinke Manufacturing,             economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Garnett Foods, Metal Quest Unlimited, Thayer            were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
County Health Services, Blue Valley Lutheran            multipliers. When combined, first round and
Home Society, Thayer Central Public Schools,            secondary benefits equal the total economic
Thayer County, Norris Public, and the City of           impact associated with each airport.
Hebron.
                                                        First Round Impact
The airport, with eight based aircraft, experiences
approximately 3,176 aircraft operations annually.       In 2002, there were no aviation-related tenants
                                                        located on the airport. In addition, the airport
                                                        sponsor had no employees involved in airport
                                                        management or maintenance. For 2002, the
                                                        total combined first round output stemming from
                                                        airport sponsor expenditures and general
                                                        aviation visitors to Hebron Municipal Airport was
                                                        approximately $17,600.        Total first round
                                                        employment related to on-airport aviation-
                                                        related activity and general aviation visitors is
                                                        estimated at one full-time equivalent job with a
                                                        total first round payroll of approximately
                                                        $11,700 annually. Survey data indicated that
                                                        approximately 327 visitors used the airport in
                                                        2002.

                                                        Secondary Impact

                                                        The first round impacts associated with the
                                                        airport also create secondary impacts
                                                        throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                        induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                        specific    IMPLAN      multipliers.       The
Economic Impact                                         accompanying table presents the 2002 first
                                                        round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
Economic impacts at an airport are measured             payroll, and employment as they relate to the
through employment, payroll, and output                 airport.
(spending).      On-airport     business  and
government activities (direct impacts) account


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                 Hebron
                                                                                                Hebron Municipal

Total Impact                                                Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round           On an annual basis, Hebron Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from airport                currently provides the following total benefits:
activity and general aviation visitors to Hebron
Municipal Airport was approximately $37,400.                Hebron Municipal
Total employment related to general aviation                                EMPLOYMENT
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is                            First Round Secondary                           Total
                                                            On-Airport
estimated at approximately 1.5 full-time
                                                            Activity               0         0                              0
equivalent jobs, with a total annual payroll (first
round and secondary) of approximately $18,400               GA Visitors                    1             0.5              1.5
associated with these jobs.
                                                            Total                        1       0.5                      1.5
                                                                                     PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                                 First Round Secondary                     Total
                                                            On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described              Activity                      $0              $0               $0
above, Hebron Municipal Airport provides a
number of services to the local community. The              GA Visitors            $11,700          $6,700         $18,400
airport welcomes recreational flying, as well as
corporate aircraft such as those belonging to               Total                  $11,700    $6,700               $18,400
Reinke Manufacturing and Garnett Foods. The                                           OUTPUT
airport also sees a significant amount of traffic                              First Round Secondary                     Total
                                                            On-Airport
from aerial agricultural applicators during the
                                                            Activity                $7,000          $2,100          $9,100
growing season. The airport accommodates a
variety of law enforcement activities as well.              GA Visitors            $17,600         $10,700         $28,300
The airport is also important to the local
community in terms of providing access to the               Total                  $24,600         $12,800         $37,400
State’s health care system.                                 Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers


A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                  In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
gathered data to obtain information relating to             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to             typically produces the following impacts:
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
                                                              Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
                                                                              First-Round    Secondary         Total
Survey data indicated Thayer County Health
                                                                                    Impact       Impact      Impact
Services uses the airport on average 13 times a             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in           Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
from Lincoln, Hastings, and Kearney.            In          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
addition, the hospital uses aircraft seven times
per year for emergency patient transfer via air
ambulance.




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                               Hyannis
                                                                                                 Grant County
Airport Location                                              portion of an airport’s first round economic
                                                              benefits. Additional first round benefits are also
Grant County Airport is located one mile                      linked to visitors who arrive via the State’s system
northwest of Hyannis, Nebraska, in Grant County.              of airports (indirect impacts). Spending by these
Hyannis has a population of 194.          Primary             visitors supports additional employment and
economic activities include cattle and other                  associated annual payroll. These first round
livestock ranching. The 88-acre airport opened in             impacts create additional spin-off benefits that
1959 and the primary runway is an asphalt                     ripple through the economy. These secondary or
runway, Runway 17/35, measuring 2,935 feet in                 induced benefits were measured with Nebraska-
length and 30 feet in width. Local attractions                specific IMPLAN multipliers. When combined,
include the Verde Valley Guest Ranch and the                  first round and secondary benefits equal the total
Frye Lake State Wildlife Management Area.                     economic impact associated with each airport.

The airport, with four based aircraft, experiences            First Round Impact
approximately 1,825 aircraft operations annually.
                                                              In 2002, the only aviation-related tenant at the
                                                              Grant County Airport was the airport’s
                                                              management, which supported one part-time
                                                              employee.      This tenants' direct or first round
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. Direct output from this
                                                              on-airport aviation-related tenant is estimated at
                                                              $3,000 annually. The estimated direct annual
                                                              payroll of these tenants is $200. Operational data
                                                              indicated that approximately 1,470 visitors used
                                                              the airport. This visitor-related output (indirect
                                                              impacts) supported an additional 1 part-time job
                                                              for an employee earning $1,700 annually.
                                                              Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                              estimated at $3,700.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-airport
                                                              tenants and general aviation visitors also create
                                                              secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
Economic Impact                                               1999 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
                                                              output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending). On-airport business and government
activities (direct impacts) account for a significant


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                       Hyannis
                                                                                                         Grant County
Total Impact                                                 Summary

For 1999, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, Grant County Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Grant County Airport was approximately $9,800.                Grant County Airport
                                                                              EMPLOYMENT
Total full-time employment related to airport
                                                                            First Round Secondary                      Total
tenants and general aviation visitors, including all
                                                              On-Airport
secondary impacts, is estimated at approximately              Activity              0.5       0.5                          1
two full-time equivalent persons, with a total
annual payroll (direct and secondary) of                      GA Visitors                   0.5             0.5            1
approximately $3,000 associated with these jobs.
                                                              Total                        1         1                     2
Other Benefits                                                                         PAYROLL
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                 Total
In addition to the economic benefits described                On-Airport
above, Grant County Airport offers several                    Activity                   $200            $100          $300
services to the community. The airport welcomes
many recreational aircraft in addition to corporate           GA Visitors              $1,700          $1,000        $2,700
aircraft such as that belonging to Hyannis
                                                              Total                    $1,900   $1,100               $3,000
Veterinarian Service. The airport reports being
                                                                                       OUTPUT
used as a gateway for recreational visitors, such
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                 Total
as those visiting the Frye Lake State Wildlife                On-Airport
Management Area or other attractions in the                   Activity                 $3,000            $900        $3,900
Sandhills. The airport occasionally assists local
emergency       services     by    accommodating              GA Visitors              $3,700          $2,200        $5,900
emergency medical evacuation flights and law
enforcement exercises. There are extensive                    Total                    $6,700          $3,100        $9,800
ranching operations surrounding Hyannis in Grant              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
County and southwestern Cherry County, and
many of these operations use Grant County                    In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
airport while conducting aerial property and                 construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                             typically produce the following impacts:
livestock inspections, and for supply runs.
                                                                Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
The management of the airport reports hosting a                                 First-Round    Secondary         Total
fly-in each August to help promote the airport and                                    Impact       Impact      Impact
the town of Hyannis.                                          Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                              Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                              Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Loup City
                                                                                       Loup City Municipal

Airport Location                                              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
                                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
Loup City Municipal Airport is located one mile               employment and associated annual payroll.
northwest of Loup City, Nebraska, in Sherman                  These first round impacts create additional spin-
County. Loup City has a population of 1,000. The              off benefits that ripple through the economy.
284-acre airport opened in 1969. The primary                  The secondary or induced benefits were
runway, Runway 15/33, is an asphalt runway                    measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
measuring 3,200 feet in length and 50 feet in                 multipliers. When combined, first round and
width. Manufacturing firms in the area include                secondary benefits equal the total economic
Cook & Beals, G&G Inc., and Calmetco. Local                   impact associated with each airport.
attractions include the Sherman State Recreation
Area.                                                         First Round Impact

The airport, with five based aircraft, experiences            In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
approximately 1,550 aircraft operations annually.             on the airport, including airport management,
                                                              who supported one full-time equivalent job.
                                                              These tenants' direct or first round employment,
                                                              payroll, and output impacts were derived from
                                                              survey data. Direct output from all on-airport
                                                              aviation-related tenants is estimated at
                                                              $107,700 annually.        The estimated direct
                                                              annual payroll of these tenants is $21,300.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              191 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported one additional part-time job
                                                              for an employee earning $6,700 annually.
                                                              Indirect output from general aviation visitors is
                                                              estimated at $10,300.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                               multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
through employment, payroll, and output                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         aviation visitors.
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Loup City
                                                                                               Loup City Municipal

Total Impact                                                 Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, Loup City Municipal Airport
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                 currently provides the following total benefits:
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
Loup City Municipal Airport was approximately               Loup City Municipal
$178,100. Total full-time employment related to                               EMPLOYMENT
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                            First Round Secondary                           Total
                                                            On-Airport
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                            Activity                1         1                              2
approximately three persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of                      GA Visitors                  0.5             0.5                 1
approximately $38,200 associated with these
jobs.                                                       Total                       1.5      1.5                         3
                                                                                      PAYROLL
Other Benefits                                                                 First Round Secondary                      Total
                                                            On-Airport
In addition to the economic benefits described              Activity               $21,300           $6,500         $27,700
above, Loup City Municipal Airport provides a
number of services to the local community. The              GA Visitors             $6,700           $3,800         $10,500
airport welcomes many recreational flights in
addition to a number of corporate aircraft. The             Total                  $28,000   $10,300                $38,200
airport is frequently a gateway for visitors to the                                   OUTPUT
Sherman Reservoir State Recreational Area, as                                  First Round Secondary                      Total
                                                            On-Airport
well as other nearby attractions. The airport is
                                                            Activity             $107,700          $53,800         $161,500
important to the community in terms of
providing access to the State’s health care                 GA Visitors            $10,300           $6,300         $16,600
system, by accommodating both doctors’ flights
and medical evacuation flights. Occasional                  Total                $118,000          $60,100         $178,100
activities include exercises by law enforcement             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
and emergency personnel, as well as aerial
surveillance and search and rescue.                          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                             typically produces the following impacts:

                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                               First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                     Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                             Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                            Minden
                                                                                      Pioneer Village Field

Airport Location                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
                                                              employment and associated annual payroll.
Pioneer Village Field is located one mile northeast           These first round impacts create additional
of Minden, Nebraska, in Kearney County. Minden                spin-off benefits that ripple through the
has a population of 2,896. The 203-acre airport               economy. The secondary or induced benefits
opened in 1950. The primary runway, Runway                    were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
16/34, is a concrete surface measuring 3,900 feet             multipliers. When combined, first round and
in length and 60 feet in width. Primary attractions           secondary benefits equal the total economic
in Minden include the Pioneer Village Museum.                 impact associated with each airport.

The airport, with 28 based aircraft, experiences              First Round Impact
approximately 7,100 aircraft operations annually.
                                                              In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
                                                              on the airport, including airport management,
                                                              who supported four employees. These tenants'
                                                              direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $944,900 annually. The
                                                              estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                              is $92,100. Operational data indicated that
                                                              approximately 871 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                              two full-time jobs for employees earning over
                                                              $30,000 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $47,000.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic Impact                                               the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   they relate to on-airport tenants and general
through employment, payroll, and output                       aviation visitors.
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account                Total Impact
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round             For 2002, the total output (including first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            airport tenants and general aviation visitors to


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                    Minden
                                                                                              Pioneer Village Field

Pioneer Village Field was approximately $1.55                Summary
million. Total full-time employment related to
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,               On an annual basis, Pioneer Village Field
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at             currently provides the following total benefits:
approximately ten persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of                     Pioneer Village Field
                                                                                EMPLOYMENT
approximately $214,700 associated with these
                                                                           First Round Secondary                          Total
jobs.
                                                           On-Airport
                                                           Activity                  4         2                             6
Other Benefits
                                                           GA Visitors                    3               1                  4
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Pioneer Village Field provides a number             Total                        7         3                         10
of services to the local community. The airport                                      PAYROLL
welcomes many recreational flights in addition                                First Round Secondary                       Total
to a number of corporate flights. The airport              On-Airport
often serves as a gateway for visitors to the              Activity               $92,100         $43,900          $136,000
community. The airport is the base for an aerial
application service, which serves a sizeable               GA Visitors            $50,100         $28,600            $78,700
portion of the area’s farmland during the
                                                           Total                $142,200     $72,500               $214,700
growing season.        The airport occasionally
                                                                                      OUTPUT
accommodates emergency services such as
                                                                              First Round Secondary                       Total
police and firefighting. Additionally, the airport         On-Airport
is important to the community in terms of                  Activity              $944,900        $476,100         $1,421,000
providing access to the State’s health care
system, accommodating both physician flights               GA Visitors            $79,400         $48,200          $127,600
into the community and medical evacuation to
larger hospitals.                                          Total               $1,024,300        $524,300         $1,548,600
                                                           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to              In a year’s time, capital-improvement related
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                             typically produces the following impacts:
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
how often airports are used for patient transfer.              Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
Survey data indicated Kearney County Health                                    First-Round    Secondary         Total
Services uses the airport about 120 times per                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
year to bring doctors and specialists to the                 Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
hospital to conduct clinics. These doctors fly in            Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
from Omaha, Kearney and Hastings.               In           Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
addition, the hospital uses aircraft occasionally            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
for emergency patient transfer via air
ambulance. The facility ranks in the top tier of
Nebraska Airports in terms of medical-related
aircraft operations.



                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         Omaha
                                                                                          North Omaha

Airport Location                                       Economic Impact

North Omaha Airport is located 7 miles northwest       Economic impacts at an airport are measured
of Omaha, Nebraska, in Douglas County. Omaha           through employment, payroll, and output
has a population of 386,742. The 100-acre airport      (spending).       On-airport     business         and
opened in 1944. The primary runway, Runway             government activities (direct impacts) account
17/35, is a concrete runway measuring 2,480 feet       for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
in length and 40 feet in width. Major employers in     economic benefits.         Additional first round
the region include Offutt Air Force Base (55th         benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Wing), Alegent Health, Omaha Public Schools,           the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
First Data Corporation, Methodist Health System,       Spending by these visitors supports additional
Mutual of Omaha Companies, Nebraska Health             employment and associated annual payroll.
System, Odyssey Staffing, Inc., Staff Mid-America,     These first round impacts create additional
and West Corporation. Local attractions include        spin-off benefits that ripple through the
the Black Americana Museum, Great Plains Black         economy. The secondary or induced benefits
History Museum, Mormon Pioneer Monument and            were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Cemetery, Omaha Botanical Gardens, Omaha               multipliers. When combined, first round and
Magic Theater, Red Barn Opry Showhouse,                secondary benefits equal the total economic
U.S.S. Hazard & U.S.S. Marlin Freedom Park,            impact associated with each airport.
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, and The Old Market.
                                                       First Round Impact
The airport with 58 based aircraft, experiences        In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
approximately 12,250 aircraft operations annually.     on the airport, including airport management,
                                                       who supported 11 employees. These tenants'
                                                       direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                       output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                       Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                       tenants is estimated at $765,500 annually. The
                                                       estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                       is $271,400. Operational data indicated that
                                                       approximately 680 visitors used the airport.
                                                       Visitor-related     spending     supported    one
                                                       additional job. Indirect output from general
                                                       aviation visitors is estimated at $36,800.

                                                       Secondary Impact

                                                       The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                       airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                       create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                       calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                       multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                       the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                       impacts for output, payroll, and employment as


                                                                                     State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Omaha
                                                                                                      North Omaha

they relate to on-airport tenants and general               Summary
aviation visitors.
                                                            On an annual basis, North Omaha Airport
Total Impact                                                currently provides the following total benefits:

For 2002, the total output (including first round          Omaha-North
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                                      EMPLOYMENT
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to                             First Round Secondary                  Total
                                                           On-Airport
North Omaha Airport was approximately $1.2
                                                           Activity                      11               8                 19
million. Total full-time employment related to
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,             GA Visitors                    1             0.5                 1.5
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
approximately 21.5 full-time equivalent jobs with          Total                      12       8.5                       21.5
a total annual payroll (first round and                                             PAYROLL
secondary)      of    approximately     $440,900                             First Round Secondary                  Total
associated with these jobs.                                On-Airport
                                                           Activity              $271,400       $132,700           $404,100
Other Benefits
                                                           GA Visitors            $23,400         $13,400           $36,800
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                           Total                $294,800   $146,100                $440,900
above, North Omaha Airport offers several
                                                                                     OUTPUT
services to the community.          The airport
                                                                             First Round Secondary                  Total
welcomes many recreational aircraft in addition
                                                           On-Airport
to some corporate activity. The airport is home            Activity              $765,500       $375,800          $1,141,300
to an aerial applicator, an aircraft upholstery
shop, and an aerial photographer. There are                GA Visitors            $36,800         $22,300           $59,100
also aerobatic aircraft based at the airport. In
the past, the airport has accommodated flight              Total                $802,300        $398,100          $1,200,400
training and charter activity. Currently, the City         Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
of Omaha bases six police helicopters at the
airport. Additionally, Immanuel Hospital uses               In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
the airport for patient transport. Nebraska                 construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                            typically produce the following impacts:
Furniture Mart is a primary corporate user of the
airport. The airport also has three residential               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
apartments.                                                                   First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                    Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                            Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                            Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                            Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                            Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Oshkosh
                                                                                             Garden County

Airport Location                                              the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
                                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
Garden County Airport is located one mile                     employment and associated annual payroll.
southwest of Oshkosh, Nebraska, in Garden                     These first round impacts create additional
County. Oshkosh has a population of 848. The                  spin-off benefits that ripple through the
172-acre airport opened in 1958.     The primary              economy. The secondary or induced benefits
runway, Runway 12/30, is a concrete surface                   were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
measuring 3,701 feet in length and 50 feet in                 multipliers. When combined, first round and
width. Cabela's operates a merchandise return                 secondary benefits equal the total economic
facility in the city, and is Oshkosh's largest                impact associated with each airport.
employer. Local attractions include the Historical
Society of Garden County.                                     First Round Impact

The airport, with 15 based aircraft, experiences              In 2002, there were two aviation-related tenants
approximately 5,820 aircraft operations annually.             on the airport, including airport management,
                                                              who supported one full-time equivalent
                                                              employee. These tenants' direct or first round
                                                              employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                              derived from survey data. Direct output from all
                                                              on-airport aviation-related tenants is estimated
                                                              at $187,100 annually. The estimated direct
                                                              annual payroll of these tenants is $28,200.
                                                              Operational data indicated that approximately
                                                              1,252 visitors used the airport. Visitor-related
                                                              spending supported an additional three full-time
                                                              jobs for employees earning over $43,400
                                                              annually. Indirect output from general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at $67,600.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
Economic Impact                                               multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
through employment, payroll, and output                       they relate to on-airport tenants and general
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         aviation visitors.
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         Total Impact
economic benefits.         Additional first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via


                                                                                          State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                     Oshkosh
                                                                                                       Garden County

For 2002, the total output (including first round             Summary
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to              On an annual basis, Garden County Airport
Garden County Airport was approximately                       currently provides the following total benefits:
$384,200. Total full-time employment related to
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,                Garden County Airport
                                                                               EMPLOYMENT
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at
                                                                          First Round Secondary                       Total
approximately six persons, with a total annual
                                                              On-Airport
payroll (first round and secondary) of                        Activity              1         1                               2
approximately $107,500 associated with these
jobs.                                                         GA Visitors                    3                1               4

Other Benefits                                                Total                       4         2                         6
                                                                                       PAYROLL
In addition to the economic benefits described                                  First Round Secondary                 Total
above, Garden County Airport offers several                   On-Airport
services to the local community. The airport                  Activity              $28,200          $11,100          $39,300
welcomes many recreational flights, as well as
a number of corporate aircraft such as those                  GA Visitors           $43,400          $24,800          $68,200
belonging to Buggy Pole Ranch and Grace
                                                              Total                 $71,600    $35,900               $107,500
Land & Cattle. The airport is home to an aerial
                                                                                        OUTPUT
application service, which operates on the field
                                                                                First Round Secondary                 Total
during the growing season.              The airport           On-Airport
occasionally accommodates various emergency                   Activity             $187,100          $88,400         $275,500
agencies, such as law enforcement and
firefighting activities. Additionally, the airport is         GA Visitors           $67,600          $41,100         $108,700
important to the local community in terms of
access to the region’s health care system, by                 Total                $254,700         $129,500         $384,200
accommodating both arriving physicians and                    Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
medical evacuation flights.
                                                              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                    construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                              typically produces the following benefits:
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as                               First-Round    Secondary         Total
how often airports are used for patient transfer.                                      Impact       Impact      Impact
Survey data indicated Garden County Hospital                   Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
uses the airport on average 48 times a year to                 Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
bring doctors and specialists to the hospital to               Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
conduct clinics. These doctors fly in from                     Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
Denver, Fort Collins, and Scottsbluff.          In
addition, the hospital uses aircraft 65 times per
year for emergency patient transfer via air
ambulance.



                                                                                                   State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         Red Cloud
                                                                                       Red Cloud Municipal

Airport Location                                              economic benefits.        Additional first round
                                                              benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
Red Cloud Municipal Airport is located one mile               the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
west of Red Cloud, Nebraska, in Webster County.               Spending by these visitors supports additional
Red Cloud has a population of 1099. The 164-                  employment and associated annual payroll.
acre airport opened in 1965. The primary runway,              These first round impacts create additional
Runway 15/33, is a concrete runway measuring                  spin-off benefits that ripple through the
3,700 feet in length and 60 feet in width. Major              economy. The secondary or induced benefits
employers in the community include Webster                    were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
County Hospital, City of Red Cloud, and Gottsch               multipliers. When combined, first round and
Feedyard. Local attractions include the Webster               secondary benefits equal the total economic
County Historical Museum.                                     impact associated with each airport.

The airport, with 10 based aircraft, experiences              First Round Impact
approximately 1,910 aircraft operations annually.
                                                              In 2002, there were no aviation-related tenants
                                                              located on the airport. In addition, the airport
                                                              sponsor had no employees involved in airport
                                                              management or maintenance. For 2002, the
                                                              total combined first round output stemming from
                                                              airport sponsor expenditures and general
                                                              aviation visitors to Red Cloud Municipal Airport
                                                              was approximately $11,800. Total first round
                                                              full-time employment related general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at one person with a total
                                                              first round payroll of approximately $6,700
                                                              annually.       Survey data indicated that
                                                              approximately 218 visitors used the airport in
                                                              2002.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with the
                                                              airport also create secondary impacts
                                                              throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                              induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                              specific    IMPLAN      multipliers.       The
                                                              accompanying table presents the 2002 first
Economic Impact                                               round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
                                                              payroll, and employment as they relate to the
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   airport.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                              Red Cloud
                                                                                            Red Cloud Municipal

Total Impact                                                 Summary

For 2002, the total output (including first round            On an annual basis, Red Cloud Municipal
and secondary impacts) stemming from airport                 Airport currently provides the following total
activity and general aviation visitors to Red                benefits:
Cloud Municipal Airport was approximately
                                                             Red Cloud Municipal
$19,000. Total employment related to general
                                                                              EMPLOYMENT
aviation visitors, including all secondary
                                                                         First Round Secondary                      Total
impacts, is estimated at approximately 1.5 full-             On-Airport
time equivalent jobs, with a total annual payroll            Activity              0          0                              0
(first round and secondary) of approximately
$10,500 associated with these jobs.                          GA Visitors                   1             0.5                1.5

Other Benefits                                               Total                      1        0.5                        1.5
                                                                                     PAYROLL
In addition to the economic benefits described                                First Round Secondary                 Total
above, Red Cloud Municipal Airport provides a                On-Airport
                                                             Activity                    $0              $0                 $0
number of benefits to the local community. The
airport is primarily a recreational facility, giving         GA Visitors            $6,700          $3,800          $10,500
local pilots and a small number of visitors a
location to use their aircraft. The airport also             Total                  $6,700    $3,800                $10,500
sees a small amount of corporate traffic each                                         OUTPUT
year. The airport is occasionally used for other                              First Round Secondary                 Total
types of operations, such as for aerial property             On-Airport
inspection or photography and flight training.               Activity                    $0              $0                 $0
The airport is also important to the local
                                                             GA Visitors           $11,800          $7,200          $19,000
community in terms of providing access to the
region’s health care system.                                 Total                 $11,800          $7,200          $19,000
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska
gathered data to obtain information relating to              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to              construction spending at airports in Nebraska
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as           typically produces the following impacts:
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey data indicated Webster County                           Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
Community Hospital uses the airport for                                        First-Round    Secondary         Total
emergency patient transfer via air ambulance.                                        Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                             Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                                 State of Nebraska
                                                       176
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                            Scribner
                                                                                      Scribner State Airfield

Airport Location                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
                                                              employment and associated annual payroll.
Scribner State Airfield is located three miles                These first round impacts create additional spin-
southeast of Scribner, Nebraska, in Dodge                     off benefits that ripple through the economy.
County. Scribner has a population of 917. The                 These secondary or induced benefits were
789-acre airport opened in 1946. The primary                  measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
runway, Runway 17/35, is a concrete surface                   multipliers. When combined, first round and
measuring 4,200 feet in length and 75 feet in                 secondary benefits equal the total economic
width. Local attractions include the Dead Timber              impact associated with each airport.
State Recreation Area.
                                                              First Round Impact
The airport, with 19 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 2,600 aircraft operations annually.             In 2002, the airport’s management was the only
                                                              aviation-related tenant on the airport, and
                                                              supported one employee. This tenant’s direct or
                                                              first round employment, payroll, and output
                                                              impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
                                                              output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
                                                              is estimated at $183,200 annually.             The
                                                              estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants
                                                              is $30,200. Operational data indicated that
                                                              approximately 272 visitors used the airport.
                                                              Visitor-related spending supported an additional
                                                              full-time job for an employee earning over
                                                              $10,000 annually. Indirect output from general
                                                              aviation visitors is estimated at $14,700.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
Economic Impact                                               the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   they relate to on-airport tenants and general
through employment, payroll, and output                       aviation visitors.
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account                Total Impact
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round             For 2002, the total output (including first round
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            airport tenants and general aviation visitors to


                                                                                           State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                               Scribner
                                                                                         Scribner State Airfield

Scribner State Airfield was approximately                  Summary
$262,100. Total full-time employment related to
airport tenants and general aviation visitors,             On an annual basis, Scribner State Airfield
including all secondary impacts, is estimated at           currently provides the following total benefits:
approximately three persons, with a total annual
payroll (first round and secondary) of                     Scribner State
                                                                                 EMPLOYMENT
approximately $55,000 associated with these
                                                                              First Round Secondary                     Total
jobs.
                                                           On-Airport
                                                           Activity                       1             0.5              1.5
Other Benefits
                                                           GA Visitors                    1             0.5              1.5
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Scribner State Airfield provides a number           Total                        2         1                        3
of services to the local community. The airport                                     PAYROLL
welcomes many recreational flights in addition to                             First Round Secondary                     Total
corporate aircraft, such as that belonging to              On-Airport
Smeal.     Scribner State Airfield occasionally            Activity               $30,200          $9,100          $39,300
serves as a gateway for recreational visitors.
The airport frequently sees activity from aerial           GA Visitors            $10,000          $5,700          $15,700
applicators during the growing season. Aerial
                                                           Total                  $40,200   $14,800                $55,000
surveying is another frequent activity that occurs
                                                                                     OUTPUT
at the facility. The airport is important to the
                                                                              First Round Secondary                     Total
local community in terms of providing emergency            On-Airport
access to the State’s health care system.                  Activity             $183,200          $55,300         $238,500

A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                 GA Visitors            $14,700          $8,900          $23,600
gathered data to obtain information relating to
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to            Total                $197,900          $64,200         $262,100
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as         Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey data indicated St. Francis Memorial                 In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
Hospital, in West Point, uses the airport on               construction spending at Nebraska’s airports
                                                           typically produces the following impacts:
average 12 times per year for emergency patient
transfer via air ambulance.                                 Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                           First-Round     Secondary         Total
                                                                                 Impact        Impact      Impact
                                                           Employment               1.8            2.3         4.1
                                                           Payroll             $55,264       $41,206      $96,470
                                                           Output             $100,000       $70,250     $170,250
                                                           Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




                                                                                               State of Nebraska
                                                     178
Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                               South Sioux City
                                                                                          Martin Field
Airport Location                                       Economic Impact

Martin Field is located three miles southwest of       Economic impacts at an airport are measured
South Sioux City, Nebraska, in Dakota County.          through employment, payroll, and output
South Sioux City has a population of 11,749. The       (spending).         On-airport     business       and
175-acre airport opened in 1959. The primary           government activities (direct impacts) account
runway, Runway 14/32, is an asphalt surface            for a significant portion of an airport’s first round
measuring 3,323 feet by 50 feet wide. Major            economic benefits.         Additional first round
employers in the community include Tyson/IBP,          benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
B.P.I. Inc., Great West Casualty Insurance, Sioux      the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
City Foundry, Gerkin Windows & Doors, Sara Lee         Spending by these visitors supports additional
Bakery Group/Metz Baking, and Broyhill. Local          employment and associated annual payroll.
attractions include the Orpheum Theater, Lewis         These first round impacts create additional
and Clark Interpretive Center, Sioux City Art          spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Center, Sioux City Symphony, and the Belle of          economy. The secondary or induced benefits
Sioux City Casino.                                     were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
                                                       multipliers. When combined, first round and
The airport with 30 based aircraft, experiences        secondary benefits equal the total economic
approximately 24,400 aircraft operations annually.     impact associated with each airport.

                                                       First Round Impact

                                                       In 2002, there was one aviation-related tenant
                                                       located on the airport. This tenant functions as
                                                       the FBO and as airport management for the
                                                       airport sponsor. In order to preserve tenant
                                                       confidentiality, total tenant and visitor impacts
                                                       have been combined. This tenant's direct
                                                       employment, payroll, and output impacts were
                                                       derived from survey data. For 2002, the total
                                                       combined first round output stemming from all
                                                       on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors
                                                       to Martin Field was approximately $2.36 million.
                                                       Total first round full-time employment related to
                                                       airport tenants and general aviation visitors is
                                                       estimated at 11 persons with a total first round
                                                       payroll of approximately $194,400 annually.
                                                       Survey data indicated that approximately 3,757
                                                       visitors used the airport in 2002.

                                                       Secondary Impact

                                                       The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                       airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                       create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts

                                                                                     State of Nebraska
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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                              South Sioux City
                                                                                                         Martin Field
calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN                  the airport’s environs. Sioux Air, based on the
multipliers. The accompanying table presents                   airport, is the designated fire retardant
the 2002 first round, secondary, and total                     applicator during such an event.
impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
they relate to on-airport tenants and general                  Summary
aviation visitors.
                                                               On an annual basis, Martin Field currently
Total Impact                                                   provides the following total benefits:

For 2002, the total output (including first round             Martin Field
                                                                                     EMPLOYMENT
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                       Total
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to
                                                              On-Airport
Martin Field was approximately $3.58 million.                 Activity                        3                1                4
Total full-time employment related to airport
tenants and general aviation visitors, including              GA Visitors                     8                2               10
all secondary impacts, is estimated at
approximately 14 persons with a total annual                  Total                       11         3                         14
payroll (first round and secondary) of                                                  PAYROLL
approximately $287,800 associated with these                                     First Round Secondary                       Total
jobs.                                                         On-Airport
                                                              Activity                      ***              ***               ***
Other Benefits
                                                              GA Visitors                   ***              ***               ***
In addition to the economic benefits described
                                                              Total                $194,400    $93,400                $287,800
above, Martin Field offers several services to
                                                                                        OUTPUT
the community. The airport supports many
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                       Total
recreational aircraft, as well as a small amount
                                                              On-Airport
of corporate activity. The airport’s Fixed Base               Activity                      ***              ***               ***
Operator (FBO) provides aircraft maintenance,
flight instruction, fuel, and aircraft storage. The           GA Visitors                   ***              ***               ***
FBO also provides air taxi and aerial application
services. The FBO’s flight instruction prepares               Total               $2,359,600       $1,227,900        $3,587,500
pilots through instrument training, and also                  Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
provides glider instruction. There is also an
aerial photography service available.                          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                               construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                               typically produces the following impacts:
The airport is active in the local community, with
a 60-member Experimental Aircraft Association
                                                                  Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
(EAA) chapter, an EAA Young Eagles program,                                       First-Round    Secondary         Total
and pancake breakfast fly-ins for charity. The                                          Impact       Impact      Impact
FBO also offers introductory flight lessons for                 Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
children. Law enforcement from the community                    Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
uses the airport for operations and training.                   Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                                Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
The Nebraska Forest Service uses Martin Field
to store fire retardant in the event of a wildfire in

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                         Tekamah
                                                                                        Tekamah Municipal

Airport Location                                              economic benefits.        Additional first round
Tekamah Municipal Airport is located two miles                benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via
southeast of Tekamah, Nebraska, in Burt County.               the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).
Tekamah has a population of 1,932.             Basic          Spending by these visitors supports additional
economic activities of Tekamah, the county seat,              employment and associated annual payroll.
include: farming, livestock feeding, retailing, light         These first round impacts create additional
manufacturing, and agribusiness sales and                     spin-off benefits that ripple through the
services. More than 60 retail businesses and                  economy.       These secondary or induced
three wholesale businesses provide a variety of               benefits were measured with Nebraska-specific
goods and services for the community. Local                   IMPLAN multipliers.       When combined, first
attractions include the Burt County Museum.                   round and secondary benefits equal the total
                                                              economic impact associated with each airport.
The airport, with 18 based aircraft, experiences
approximately 27,020 aircraft operations annually.            First Round Impact
The 277-acre airport opened in 1968. The primary              In 2002, there were four aviation-related tenants
runway, Runway 14/32, is constructed of concrete              on the airport, including airport management,
measuring 4,002 feet in length and 75 feet in                 who supported five employees. These tenants'
width.                                                        direct or first round employment, payroll, and
                                                              output impacts were derived from survey data.
                                                              Direct output from all on-airport aviation-related
                                                              tenants is estimated at $1.33 million annually.
                                                              The estimated direct annual payroll of these
                                                              tenants is $74,100. Operational data indicated
                                                              that approximately 4,360 visitors used the
                                                              airport. Visitor-related spending supported an
                                                              additional nine full-time jobs for employees
                                                              earning over $148,600 annually. Indirect output
                                                              from general aviation visitors is estimated at
                                                              $235,200.

                                                              Secondary Impact
                                                              The first round impacts associated with on-
                                                              airport tenants and general aviation visitors also
                                                              create secondary impacts throughout the State.
                                                              Secondary impacts are induced impacts
                                                              calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents
                                                              the 2002 first round, secondary, and total
                                                              impacts for output, payroll, and employment as
                                                              they relate to on-airport tenants and general
Economic Impact                                               aviation visitors.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output                       Total Impact
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         For 2002, the total output (including first round
government activities (direct impacts) account                and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round

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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                Tekamah
                                                                                               Tekamah Municipal

airport tenants and general aviation visitors to            17 times per year for emergency patient
Tekamah Municipal Airport was approximately                 transfer via air ambulance
$2.38 million.      Total full-time employment
related to airport tenants and general aviation             Summary
visitors, including all secondary impacts, is               On an annual basis, Tekamah Municipal Airport
estimated at approximately 20 persons, with a               currently provides the following total benefits:
total annual payroll (first round and secondary)
of approximately $345,500 associated with                  Tekamah
                                                                                  EMPLOYMENT
these jobs.
                                                                             First Round Secondary                  Total
                                                           On-Airport
Other Benefits
                                                           Activity                        5              3                  8
In addition to the economic benefits described
above, Tekamah Municipal Airport offers                    GA Visitors                    9               3                 12
several services to the community. The airport
supports many recreational aircraft in addition            Total                       14        6                          20
to corporate aircraft. The airport’s Fixed Base                                     PAYROLL
Operator (FBO) offers aircraft maintenance and                               First Round Secondary                  Total
fuel. The FBO experiences a number of fly-in               On-Airport
maintenance customers. The airport is also the             Activity               $74,100         $37,900          $112,000
base for an aerial applicator company that
serves the surrounding farming community.                  GA Visitors           $148,600         $84,900          $233,500

                                                           Total                $222,700   $122,800                $345,500
The airport serves Burt County by providing
                                                                                     OUTPUT
facilities for rangeland firefighting and for
                                                                             First Round Secondary                  Total
refueling of SkyMeds air ambulance aircraft. An            On-Airport
independent flight instructor offers training from         Activity            $1,332,900        $668,700         $2,001,600
the airport, and the facility also provides
transient flight students from Omaha with a                GA Visitors           $235,200        $142,800          $378,000
location for practice. The airport helps the local
economy by providing a gateway for visiting                Total               $1,568,100        $811,500         $2,379,600
corporate traffic. Parts delivery services and             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
visits by corporate leaders are a benefit for
many of the area’s businesses.                              In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                            construction spending at airports in Nebraska
Tekamah Municipal Airport participates in                   typically produces the following impacts:
several community activities, such as school
                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
visits and occasional aerial applicator inspection
                                                                               First-Round    Secondary         Total
and checks.
                                                                                     Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
A survey of over 100 hospitals in Nebraska                   Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
gathered data to obtain information relating to              Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
how often hospitals use airports in Nebraska to              Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers
bring specialists from out of the area, as well as
how often airports are used for patient transfer.
Survey data indicated the hospital uses aircraft


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                          Thedford
                                                                                             Thomas County

Airport Location                                              spin-off benefits that ripple through the
                                                              economy.      These secondary or induced
Thomas County Airport is located one mile south               benefits were measured with Nebraska-specific
of Thedford, Nebraska, in Thomas County.                      IMPLAN multipliers.   When combined, first
Thedford has a population of 231. The 591-acre                round and secondary benefits equal the total
airport opened in 1998.       The primary runway,             economic impact associated with each airport.
Runway 11/29, is an asphalt runway measuring
3,600 feet in length and 50 feet in width.                    First Round Impact

The airport, with three based aircraft, experiences           In 2002, there were no aviation-related tenants
approximately 6,250 aircraft operations annually.             located on the airport. In addition, the airport
                                                              sponsor had no employees involved in airport
                                                              management or maintenance. For 2002, the
                                                              total combined first round output stemming from
                                                              airport sponsor expenditures and general
                                                              aviation visitors to Thedford Municipal Airport
                                                              was approximately $7,700. Total first round
                                                              employment related to general aviation visitors
                                                              is estimated at one part-time job with a total first
                                                              round payroll of approximately $1,700 annually.
                                                              Survey data indicated that approximately 54
                                                              visitors used the airport in 2002.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with the
                                                              airport also create secondary impacts
                                                              throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                              induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                              specific    IMPLAN      multipliers.       The
                                                              accompanying table presents the 2002 first
                                                              round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
Economic Impact                                               payroll, and employment as they relate to the
                                                              airport.
Economic impacts at an airport are measured
through employment, payroll, and output                       Total Impact
(spending).         On-airport     business       and
government activities (direct impacts) account                For 2002, the total output (including first round
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         and secondary impacts) stemming from airport
economic benefits.         Additional first round             activity and general aviation visitors to Thedford
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           Municipal Airport was approximately $11,000.
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            Total employment related to general aviation
Spending by these visitors supports additional                visitors, including all secondary impacts, is
employment and associated annual payroll.                     estimated at approximately one full-time
These first round impacts create additional                   equivalent job, with a total annual payroll (first


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                              Thedford
                                                                                                 Thomas County

round and secondary) of approximately $2,700              Summary
associated with these jobs.
                                                          On an annual basis, Thedford Municipal Airport
Other Benefits                                            currently provides the following total benefits:

In addition to the economic benefits described            Thomas Co.
                                                                                EMPLOYMENT
above, Thedford Municipal Airport provides a
                                                                            First Round Secondary                  Total
number of services to the local community. The            On-Airport
airport welcomes many recreational flights in             Activity                      0                0             0
addition to a small number of corporate aircraft,
such as those belonging to Sandhill Oil,                  GA Visitors                 0.5             0.5              1
Midwest Partitions, Circle 4 Fertilizer, and
Pearson’s Insurance. The airport occasionally             Total                      0.5      0.5                      1
sees other types of aviation-related activity,                                     PAYROLL
such as aerial livestock, property and utility                              First Round Secondary                  Total
inspection and photography, aerial application            On-Airport
                                                          Activity                     $0              $0              $0
services, and search and rescue. The airport
occasionally assists emergency services by                GA Visitors            $1,700           $1,000          $2,700
accommodating firefighting activities.      The
airport is also important to the community in             Total                   $1,700   $1,000                 $2,700
terms of providing access to the State’s health                                    OUTPUT
care system.        Physician and emergency                                 First Round Secondary                  Total
medical evacuation flights occur at the airport           On-Airport
from time to time.                                        Activity                $4,800          $1,500          $6,300

                                                          GA Visitors            $2,900           $1,800          $4,700

                                                          Total                  $7,700           $3,300         $11,000
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers


                                                          In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
                                                          construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                          typically produces the following impacts:

                                                            Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                            First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                  Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                          Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                          Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                          Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                          Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                           Wallace
                                                                                         Wallace Municipal

Airport Location                                              Spending by these visitors supports additional
                                                              employment and associated annual payroll.
Wallace Municipal Airport is located one mile                 These first round impacts create additional
south of Wallace, Nebraska, in Lincoln County.                spin-off benefits that ripple through the
Wallace has a population of 310. The 89-acre                  economy. The secondary or induced benefits
airport opened in 1951. The primary runway,                   were measured with Nebraska-specific IMPLAN
Runway 13/31, is an asphalt surface measuring                 multipliers. When combined, first round and
2,800 feet in length and 50 feet in width.                    secondary benefits equal the total economic
                                                              impact associated with each airport.
The airport, with nine based aircraft, experiences
approximately 28,149 aircraft operations annually.            First Round Impact

                                                              In 2002, there were no aviation-related tenants
                                                              located on the airport. In addition, the airport
                                                              sponsor had no employees involved in airport
                                                              management or maintenance. For 2002, the
                                                              total combined first round output stemming from
                                                              airport sponsor expenditures and general
                                                              aviation visitors to Wallace Municipal Airport
                                                              was approximately $339,600. Total first round
                                                              full-time employment related general aviation
                                                              visitors is estimated at 13 persons with a total
                                                              first round payroll of approximately $215,400
                                                              annually.       Survey data indicated that
                                                              approximately 6,289 visitors used the airport in
                                                              2002.

                                                              Secondary Impact

                                                              The first round impacts associated with the
                                                              airport also create secondary impacts
                                                              throughout the State. Secondary impacts are
                                                              induced impacts calculated using the Nebraska
                                                              specific    IMPLAN      multipliers.       The
                                                              accompanying table presents the 2002 first
Economic Impact                                               round, secondary, and total impacts for output,
                                                              payroll, and employment as they relate to the
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   airport.
through employment, payroll, and output
(spending).         On-airport     business       and         Total Impact
government activities (direct impacts) account
for a significant portion of an airport’s first round         For 2002, the total output (including first round
economic benefits.         Additional first round             and secondary impacts) stemming from airport
benefits are also linked to visitors who arrive via           activity and general aviation visitors to Wallace
the State’s system of airports (indirect impacts).            Municipal Airport was approximately $545,800.


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                                                  Wallace
                                                                                                Wallace Municipal

Total full-time employment related to general                Summary
aviation visitors, including all secondary
impacts, is estimated at approximately 17                    On an annual basis, Wallace Municipal Airport
persons, with a total annual payroll (first round            currently provides the following total benefits:
and secondary) of approximately $338,500
                                                             Wallace Municipal
associated with these jobs.
                                                                              EMPLOYMENT
                                                                         First Round Secondary                      Total
                                                             On-Airport
Other Benefits                                               Activity              0          0                              0

In addition to the economic benefits described               GA Visitors                 13                4                17
above, Wallace Municipal Airport provides
several services to the local community. The                 Total                     13          4                        17
airport welcomes many recreational flights in                                        PAYROLL
addition to a number of corporate aircraft. The                               First Round Secondary                 Total
airport serves other types of aviation-related               On-Airport
                                                             Activity                    $0              $0                 $0
activities, such as aerial crop application, aerial
property and livestock inspection and surveying,
                                                             GA Visitors         $215,400        $123,100           $338,500
flight instruction exercises, and military training.
The airport is important to the local community              Total               $215,400   $123,100                $338,500
in terms of emergency services. The facility is                                       OUTPUT
sometimes used for police and firefighting                                    First Round Secondary                 Total
exercises. The airport also provides an access               On-Airport
point for the State’s health care system, by                 Activity                    $0              $0                 $0
accommodating         doctors’    and      medical
                                                             GA Visitors         $339,600        $206,200           $545,800
evacuation flights.
                                                             Total               $339,600        $206,200           $545,800
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers


                                                             In a year’s time, capital-improvement related
                                                             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
                                                             typically produces the following impacts:

                                                               Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                               First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                     Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                             Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                             Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                             Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                               General Aviation – Limited Airports

Airport Location                                              (direct impacts) account for a significant portion of
                                                              an airport’s first round economic benefits. Additional
Nebraska’s system of public-use airports include              first round benefits are also linked to visitors who
25 small general aviation airport facilities that are         arrive via the State’s system of airports (indirect
limited in the scope of services they each provide.           impacts).     Spending by these visitors supports
In this study, these airports are termed “GA-                 additional employment and associated annual
Limited” airports. A list of these facilities and the         payroll. These first round impacts create additional
city associated with each is shown in the table               spin-off benefits that ripple through the economy.
below. Typically, these airports are located in               These secondary or induced benefits were
rural areas, away from the State’s major                      measured        with     Nebraska-specific   IMPLAN
commercial centers. These airports are scattered              multipliers.     When combined, first round and
throughout      the    State,    serving      smaller         secondary benefits equal the total economic impact
communities and areas that are somewhat distant               associated with each airport.
from larger airports.
                                                              First Round Impact
 Associated City     Airport Name
                                                              In 1999, there were 30 aviation-related tenants
 Alma                Alma Municipal Airport                   (including airport management) on all of
 Arapahoe            Arapahoe Municipal Airport
                                                              Nebraska’s GA-Limited airports who supported 17
 Arthur              Arthur Municipal Airport
                                                              employees combined. These tenants' direct or
 Bassett             Rock County Airport
 Bloomfield          Bloomfield Municipal Airport
                                                              first round employment, payroll, and output
 Burwell             Cram Field                               impacts were derived from survey data. Direct
 Chambers            Perkins Memorial Airport                 output from all on-airport aviation-related tenants
 Chappell            Billy G Ray Field                        is estimated at $2.08 million annually. The
 Genoa               Genoa Municipal Airport                  estimated direct annual payroll of these tenants is
 Gothenburg          Quinn Field                              $362,000.        Operational data indicated that
 Greeley             Greeley Municipal Airport                approximately 7,164 visitors used these 25
 Harrison            Harrison Skyranch                        airports in 2002.       This visitor-related output
 Harvard             Harvard State Airfield                   (indirect impacts) supported an additional 15 full-
 Hay Springs         Hay Springs Municipal Airport
                                                              time jobs for employees earning $245,500
 Mullen              Hooker County Airport
                                                              annually. Indirect output from general aviation
 Pawnee City         Pawnee City Municipal Airport
 Pender              Pender Municipal Airport
                                                              visitors is estimated at $387,000.
 Rushville           Modisett Field
 Sargent             Sargent Municipal Airport
                                                              Secondary Impact
 Springview          Springview Municipal Airport
 Stromsburg          Stromsburg Municipal Airport             The first round impacts associated with on-airport
 Tecumseh            Tecumseh Municipal Airport               tenants and general aviation visitors also create
 Trenton             Trenton Municipal Airport                secondary impacts throughout the State.
 Utica               Flying "V" Airport                       Secondary impacts are induced impacts
 Wilber              Wilber Municipal Airport                 calculated using the Nebraska specific IMPLAN
                                                              multipliers. The accompanying table presents the
Economic Impact                                               1999 first round, secondary, and total impacts for
                                                              output, payroll, and employment as they relate to
Economic impacts at an airport are measured                   on-airport tenants and general aviation visitors.
through employment, payroll, and output (spending).
On-airport business and government activities


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Economic Impact of Airports in Nebraska                                    General Aviation – Limited Airports

Total Impact                                                   Summary

For 1999, the total output (including first round              On an annual basis, Nebraska’s GA-Limited
and secondary impacts) stemming from all on-                   airports currently provide the following total
airport tenants and general aviation visitors to               benefits:
Nebraska’s       GA-Limited       airports     was
approximately $3.70 million.        Total full-time           Other Airports
employment related to airport tenants and                                             EMPLOYMENT
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                        Total
general aviation visitors, including all secondary
                                                              On-Airport
impacts, is estimated at approximately 46
                                                              Activity                      17               10                 27
persons, with a total annual payroll (direct and
secondary) of approximately $898,600 associated               GA Visitors                   15                 4                19
with these jobs.
                                                              Total                       32       14                           46
Other Benefits                                                                          PAYROLL
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                        Total
Airports in the GA-Limited category typically offer           On-Airport
a number of benefits to the local communities                 Activity              $362,000         $150,800           $512,800
they serve, but on a smaller scale. Most of these
airports will cater almost exclusively to                     GA Visitors           $245,500         $140,300           $385,800
recreational flyers, whether local hobbyist pilots or
transient pilots that might stop over for fuel and            Total                $607,500   $291,100                  $898,600
                                                                                         OUTPUT
food. These types of airports may infrequently
                                                                                 First Round Secondary                        Total
serve small corporate aircraft for businesses in
                                                              On-Airport
the community, including farms and ranches.
                                                              Activity            $2,081,100         $994,500         $3,075,600
Many of these GA-Limited airports, especially in
Nebraska, also serve as bases for aerial                      GA Visitors           $387,000         $235,000           $622,000
applicators. Some of the airports in this category
provide access points for medical evacuation or               Total               $2,468,100      $1,229,500          $3,697,600
for doctors flying in for procedures. Airports of             Source: Wilbur Smith Associates & IMPLAN multipliers
this type occasionally accommodate law
enforcement activities such as surveillance or                 In a year’s time, capital improvement-related
training exercises. These airports often will take             construction spending at airports in Nebraska
part in local events such as county fairs, or will             typically produce the following impacts:
provide space for the town’s activities.
                                                                   Construction Impacts - Per $100,000 in CIP Spending
                                                                                   First-Round    Secondary         Total
                                                                                         Impact       Impact      Impact
                                                                 Employment                 1.8           2.3         4.1
                                                                 Payroll               $55,264      $41,206      $96,470
                                                                 Output               $100,000      $70,250     $170,250
                                                                 Source: Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc. & IMPLAN multipliers




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