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WYDOT Seeks Input for Airport Economic Impact Study
March 14, 2013
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    If you or your business benefit from one of Wyoming’s airports, the Wyoming Department of Transportation’s Aeronautics Division needs your story.


    The division is conducting research to measure and report how airports benefit businesses, agencies, residents and other groups in Wyoming.


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    The researchers are seeking input from employers and individuals throughout Wyoming who may be improving their efficiency, enhancing their economic viability or supporting their operations through the use of a Wyoming airport.


    “If you benefit by having customers or suppliers fly to Wyoming, or if you have employees who improve their efficiency by using commercial airline service in Wyoming, your response is critical to our research,” said Christy Yaffa, planning and programming manager for the Aeronautics Division.


    She encouraged everyone in the state who uses a Wyoming airport for scheduled commercial airline service, flights on privately owned general-aviation aircraft or for overnight shipping or air freight to participate in the study.


    “One goal for our research is to not only quantify potential economic benefits from aviation in Wyoming, but also to document how each airport may be supporting the communities it serves in ways that cannot be expressed in numeric values,” Yaffa said. “Our goal is to identify activities at each airport that demonstrate its importance to the community-at-large.”


    The Aeronautics Division will use information provided by the survey to support its programs and inform the public on the role airports play in improving Wyoming’s economy and supporting many important services.


    Wyoming’s Aviation Use and Reliance Survey can be accessed at