St. Louis Airport’s Economic Impact Drops Over Decade

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has lost some of its dollar value to the region’s economy since the airport’s final days as a bustling passenger hub. A new economic impact study concluded that the airport generates about $3.6 billion a year in business revenue for the 16-county metropolitan statistical area. A 2000 study concluded the airport’s impact was significantly more than that, although Lambert officials said it would be difficult to compare the findings of the two studies.

Read more in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Business Journal


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