Aviation contributes $1.25 billion each year to the North Dakota economy and provides important services such as emergency ambulance flights.
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven and Lt. Gov. Jack Dalrymple recognized the importance of aviation to their state by proclaiming March 7-13 North Dakota Aviation Week.
The proclamation notes that aviation contributes $1.25 billion to the state’s economy each year.
“Aviation impacts many sectors of our economy and state; last year, air travel tourism contributed $500 million to the state’s economy, aerial applicators sprayed more than 3 million acres of crops, 2 million packages were delivered as a result of air delivery service and 500 air emergency ambulance flights were deployed,” the proclamation said.
North Dakota is the latest in a series of states to honor general aviation.