A new study says the Spokane International Airport, along with the Airport Business Park and Felts Field, generates $791 million in direct economic impact a year, according to a Spokesman-Review article.

The research, undertaken by Eastern Washington University’s Institute for Public Policy & Economic Analysis and economics faculty, looked at airport-based jobs, visitors and businesses that feed into the economy of Spokane and Kootenai counties, based on 2013 data.

The business park added another $113 million and Felts Field contributed $57.5 million directly to the local economy. That number is up $100 million from a previous study using 2008 data.

The study showed that Felts Field supports 295 jobs.
In comparison, Spokane International Airport supported 4,598 jobs. The study also showed that the business park was responsible for 1,025 jobs.

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