For the Columbus Regional Airport Authority (CRAA), EBP (formerly EDR Group) led a study that examined how CRAA serves as a driver of the economies in the Columbus Region and the state of Ohio.
EBP analyzed contributions the regional and state economies of the three CRAA-owned airports John Glenn Columbus International (CMH), Rickenbacker International (LCK), and Bolton Field (TZR)), Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 138, and additional clusters of business activity anchored by CMH and LCK that are reliant on the airports. These include businesses engaged in support activities related to the provision of air service on-airport as well as logistics activities related to the movement of air cargo such as warehousing, distribution, freight forwarding, and air freight trucking. It also includes businesses located on land owned by CRAA or developed and later sold by CRAA. To calculate contributions for the Columbus regions and the rest of Ohio, EBP conducted on- and off-airport business surveys, visitor spending surveys, and business interviews, as well as integrated industry and airport data and employed the multi-regional input-output tool of IMPLAN.