This is the first in a series of articles that are part of the Build a Better Bowie campaign exploring positive assets and aspects within our community.
By BARBARA GREEN
The Bowie Municipal Airport provides an economic impact of nearly $3 million on the area.
That study, completed in 2010 by the University of North Texas Center for Economic Development and Research, calculated the economic impact at $2,949,047. Salary, wages and benefits were impacted $1,662,859 and 28 jobs in employment.
Across the state of Texas airports create $14.6 billion in economic activity, $3.1 in salary, wages and benefits of $3.1 and 56,635 permanent jobs.
The data reveals the airport can be a pretty big wheel in the economic machine for Bowie, and that has only increased in the ensuing years due to improvements and increased air traffic. Read the full story in your mid-week News.
Pictured: A vintage plane is enjoyed by visitors to a recent fly-in at the Bowie Airport. (Photo by Barbara Green)