In 2009, proclamations began emerging from statehouses, including those in Georgia and West Virginia, about the value of general aviation to transportation and economic activity in the states. Another proclamation — this time from Hardin County, Kentucky — was added to the list late last month.
The proclamation states: “The state of Kentucky and Hardin County has a significant interest in the health of general aviation, aircraft manufacturing, educational institutions and aviation organizations, which employs more than 1,374, and has an economic impact of $1.746 billion on the state of Kentucky.”
It concludes by proclaiming general aviation “a vital local resource and strategically important member of our community,” then urges state and federal officials to pursue policies that not only support GA, but allow it to prosper.
For more information: HCKy.org