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... 107 A P P E N D I X V Short Versions of Case Studies This appendix includes the "short versions" of the 14 case studies. The in-depth versions of the case studies are available in ACRP WebResource 12: Air Service Development and Regional Economic Activity, and a compilation of the in-depth case studies is available on the National Academies Press website (www.nap.edu)
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... 108 The Region and its Economic Strengths The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta MSA had a population of over 6 million, ranking 9th in the country. The region is home to 16 Fortune 500 companies, including Delta Air Lines (Delta)
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... 109 total tonnage handled at the airport increased by 37,000 tons (6%) , with international tonnage increasing more than domestic.
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... 110 Public Institutions Private Organizations Public-Private Partnerships Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Airlines (most notably Delta Air Lines) Aerotropolis Atlanta Alliance Atlanta Regional Commission (10 counties + City of Atlanta)
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... 111 The Region and Its Economic Strengths The Greater Austin MSA had a 2019 population of 2.2 million, an increase of nearly 600,000 (36 percent) since 2008.
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... 112 destinations, including Calgary and Guadalajara. AUS also gained nonstop service to London and Frankfurt.
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... 113 all of which have notable reliance on air service. The initiative integrates economic development, considerations of sustainable and livable communities, and air service.
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... 114 The Region and Its Economic Strengths The bulk of economic activity in the region is driven by post-secondary education. The region hosts more than a dozen colleges and universities, with the largest being the main campus of the University of Missouri.
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... 115 Connectivity With the addition of service to American's and United's hubs, the ability of local passengers to reach large numbers of domestic and international destinations via one-stop flights expanded significantly. The growth in connectivity from 2008 to 2019 is almost unfathomable.
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... 116 Des Moines, Iowa: Air Service and Economic Activity Related to Finance and Insurance Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and has a strong, diversified economy. The region is also a major center of the U.S.
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... 117 Changes in Air Service and Economic Activity DSM's O&D traffic is highly correlated with employment. The figure summarizes the relationship between changes in total O&D traffic and employment in the FIRE sectors.
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... 118 Fresno, California: A Small Hub with Growing Air Service and Economic Activity Fresno is in the Central Valley of California, one of the world's most important and productive agricultural areas. It is the closest city to Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon national parks.
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... 119 The number of flights generally declined between 2008 and 2015, in line with broad industry trends of upgauging aircraft and consolidation but increased afterwards. Available seat capacity varied between 2008 and 2015, but then increased by 45 percent.
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... 120 Commerce. The Fresno EDC is responsible for bringing in new business to the county and works closely with the airport to discuss air service goals (e.g., new markets that would enhance connectivity)
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... 121 The figure shows the location of the airport in the region, the geographic area within a one-hour drive of the airport, and the locations of the largest manufacturing businesses within that drive time. The Airport and Its Air Service GRB shares the Northeast Wisconsin air travel market with several other airports.
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... 122 Changes in Air Service and Economic Activity GRB's O&D traffic does not appear to be correlated with total local employment. Changes in one variable do not appear to be associated with changes in the other.
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... 123 universities and colleges. Local industry is characterized by the production of machinery, electronics equipment, textiles, apparel and tobacco, and financial services.
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... 124 Changes in Air Service and Economic Activity In the Triad, passenger traffic is relatively highly correlated with total regional employment. As total regional employment increased, total O&D traffic at GSO also increased.
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... 125 third-busiest airport for international passengers and is the top U.S. airport for international freight.
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... 126 addition, the balance of traffic shifted toward being international. In 2010, the ratio of MIA's domestic to international enplanements was 53:47.
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... 127 Stakeholders Perspectives on Contributions of Air Service to Economic Development MIA has strong relationships with at least two of the major regional economic stakeholders in the region, the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and the Beacon Council, a public-private partnership that is the official economic development organization for Miami-Dade County. The Chamber has a seat on all of the MIA's working committees to ensure that the voice of the business community is heard and present.
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... 128 Changes in Air Service Passenger activity at RDU has grown significantly since 2008 and reached an all-time high in 2019. Since Delta classified it as a "focus city," RDU has become one of the carrier's largest non-hub operations.
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... 129 RDU's communications team and CEO coordinate all external outreach to community stakeholders. They believe in forging relationships with local partners and aim to capture the community sentiment in terms of air service needs.
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... 130 Since the Great Recession, the region has seen a major recovery in economic activity due in large part to emerging business activity in advanced manufacturing, high-tech and bio-tech, and logistics. New infrastructure such as the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center has supported the arrival of large employers in distribution/warehousing, data centers, and manufacturing – sectors which drove net new job growth and increasing average incomes between 2015 and 2019.
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... 131 Changes in Air Service and Economic Activity RNO's O&D traffic is positively correlated with total regional employment. As total regional employment increases generally so too does O&D traffic.
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... 132 # % Population 3,022 3,338 316 10% Total Employment 1,883 2,204 322 17% 2008 2019 Change Comprising 13 percent of San Diego's economy, economic activity in industries related to tourism supports 199,800 employees. But San Diego is more than tourism.
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... 133 Connectivity at SAN in 2019 was 25 percent higher than 2008 levels, with continued growth in nonstop passenger services to key destinations. International markets accounted for much of the increase.
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... 134 Airport Distance (miles) Drive time (hrs.)
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... 135 Connectivity After the 2014 runway extension enabled the introduction or expansion of nonstop service to well-connected hubs like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Denver, and Dallas/Ft. Worth, connectivity at STS increased substantially.
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... 136 Air Cargo and Freight Airports Allentown–Lehigh Valley Airport's Cargo Operations and Contributions to Regional Economic Development The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton MSA is in Eastern Pennsylvania approximately 60 miles north of Philadelphia and 100 miles west of New York City. This area is also known as the Lehigh Valley.
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... 137 the developing network. Prior to that, FedEx carried almost 100 percent of the cargo at the airport.
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... 138 Huntsville's Cargo and Freight Operations Support Regional Economic Development The Huntsville metropolitan area in North Alabama is located approximately 200 miles west of Atlanta and 120 miles south of Nashville. The region is served by Huntsville International Airport (HSV)
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... 139 Brazil, Hong Kong, and Mexico using leased and chartered freighters. HSV's cargo facilities have grown with the freighter operation – extending runways, expanding taxiways, and building cargo facilities which now total over 300,000 square feet, including multiple temperature-controlled facilities.

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