1972-02-01

Area Survey of Airport Environs Economic Reactions - Present and Future 720588

Airports have a definite impact on their community environs. This impact can be measured in terms of past, present and future.
Past impact of the airport on the community can readily be measured through analysis of historic economic data which has been assembled in the individual community. Measurement of present economic impact involves the overlaying of airport growth data on that of the general community surrounding the airport.
Measurement of future airport economic impact on its environs must deal in large part with the intangible qualities of surveys and forecasts relating to the community's continued development.
The highest degree of direct economic support given to the community starts within the airport itself. The secondary level of economic impact covers those areas directly adjoining the airport, and finally, the impact can be measured in terms of the airport's interplay with the community, expressed as the entire trade which the airport serves.

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