Willow Run Airport generates more than $123 million in total economic impact, according to UM-Dearborn study

Willow Run Airport, near Ypsilanti, generates more than 950 jobs and $123 million in total economic impact throughout Michigan, according to a study released by UM-Dearborn and Wayne County Airport Authority. The airport also supports Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s $10.2 billion economic impact, reported in a 2014 study.

Lee Redding, associate professor of business economics at UM-Dearborn, working with researchers from iLabs, the university’s center for innovation research, estimated how Willow Run impacts the economies of Michigan and the Southeastern Michigan Air Trade Area by measuring revenues, incomes and jobs.

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