Project Overview

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) updated the previously completed 2012 Economic Impact Analysis (EIA) to quantify the economic contributions of airports across the Land of Lincoln.

Project Purpose

The EIA was initiated to evaluate the economic importance of Illinois’ airports and provide IDOT with the latest available information on the impact of the state’s aviation industry. The EIA is a tool to communicate the importance of Illinois’ airports to validate continued public investment. Direct and multiplier (indirect and induced) impacts were developed resulting in the total economic impacts for aviation in Illinois.


BJ Murray

IDOT Section Chief, Aviation
& Marine Transportation Program Planning

217.782.4118   |

Zach DeVeau, AICP

Kimley-Horn Project Manager
217.782.4118   |