Airport Economic Benefit Study
Scottsdale Airport, a premier general aviation airport, is an important economic asset for Scottsdale and the region contributing hundreds of millions of dollars in economic output. The Scottsdale Airpark, the second largest employment center in Arizona, surrounds the airport and features taxilane access to the airport from private facilities through secured gates.
The ADOT Aeronautics Group in collaboration with IHS Markit and Kimley-Horn have announced the 2021 Arizona Aviation Economic Impact Study (2021 Arizona AEIS) results. This study validates the value of airport investment. The study revealed that in 2019 Arizona's 67 publicly owned, public-use airports; the aerospace manufacturing and research industry; and 10 principal military installations contributed $121.4B in economic activity (output) and supported 575,826 jobs earning $34.2B in wages in Arizona - demonstrating that continued investment into aviation is vital for the ongoing strength, diversity, and vitality of our state.
Scottsdale Airport highlights:
• On-airport activities: $215.3 million
• Visitor spending: $90.8 million
• Jobs: 3,926
• Earnings $195 million
• Economic Activity $566.6 million
Scottsdale Airport/Airpark economic impact:
• Jobs: 5,970
• Earnings: $320.2 million
• Economic Activity: $1 billion
Read the report.
Previous Economic Benefit Study Update 2019/20
Scottsdale Airport had contracted with Coffman Associates and researchers at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University to update its Economic Benefit study completed with the Airport Master Plan in 2015.
The study’s results provide insights into the significant economic contributions of Scottsdale Airport and the role it plays in bolstering benefits even across other activities.
The study used data sources from Scottsdale Airport, Scottsdale’s Tourism and Events Department, Colliers International, Scottsdale Airport and Airpark Employer survey, Federal Aviation Administration, Longwoods International and IMPLAN Group. The IMPLAN model is typically used nationwide to study economic contribution of airports.