Center for Innovation Research
In the fall of 2014, iLabs worked with the Wayne County Airport Authority to conduct an economic impact study of Willow Run Airport. The study found that Willow Run provides an economic impact of $123 million, adding $40 million to area incomes, and supporting 950 jobs in southeastern Michigan.
Willow Run also has an importance beyond the direct activities identified by this report. It operates as a reliever airport to Detroit Metro and thereby helps support the $10 billion in economic impact documented for that airport by an earlier study. Willow Run is a vital part of the economy of southeastern Michigan, connecting area businesses to customers and suppliers around the world supporting local production of high-value goods and services.
The full report can be viewed here.