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Clark County’s airports flying high economically

Pearson Field, Grove Field generate millions in labor income, business revenues

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: June 24, 2023, 6:05am
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Director of maintenance Jason Cochran works on the front of an airplane at Pearson Field. Clark County's regional airports directly contribute millions of dollars in business revenues to the local economy, according to a study from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Director of maintenance Jason Cochran works on the front of an airplane at Pearson Field. Clark County's regional airports directly contribute millions of dollars in business revenues to the local economy, according to a study from the Washington State Department of Transportation. (Taylor Balkom/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

There’s a perception floating out in the world that regional airports are useful only to the rich, who can fly or charter private planes. But with the economic impact these airfields have across the region, those in the aviation industry maintain these small air transit hubs are valuable to everyone.

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