Look at it as growth.
The new GSP will be an impelling force in Upstate SC, positively impacting the economic landscape.
The GSP International Airport has always had a major economic impact on the Upstate of South Carolina. WINGSPAN will further enhance economic growth at the airport and throughout the region. Many local contractors and vendors are participating in this program thereby ensuring the circulation of local dollars within the community. No local taxpayer dollars are being used to fund the program, and GSP does not have Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs). GSP has been a draw to the Upstate for many large companies in the past. An improved airport facility will help ensure continued growth and development of the Upstate.
Below is a comparison of the economic impact it has had on the Upstate in 2009 and 2012. In 2009, the Total Economic Impact (Output) was $377,525,328. By 2012 that impact had more than doubled to $817,119,411 signaling an increase of $439,594,083. (Link to full report below).
Annual GSP Economic Impact
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