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GSP International Airport Economic Impact Study

Increased investment and activity at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) have resulted in an economic impact that is more than eight times greater than it was 10 years ago. The results of a recent study determined that GSP contributed an impact of $2.9 billion in 2018 compared to $377 million in 2009 on the Upstate’s economy.


The study surveyed GSP’s involvement in commercial development, the GSP International Logistics Park, as well as air cargo and passenger services, which have all significantly increased at GSP in recent years. 

Highlights from the study:

  • GSP supports 14,817 local jobs
  • GSP adds $648.9 million of income to the Greenville-Spartanburg area economy
  • GSP adds a total of $293.7 million in annual tax revenues ($128.4 million in state/local revenues and $165.3 million in federal revenues)
  • Visiting airline passengers spend an estimated $740 million annually in the Greenville-Spartanburg area

Click here to see the 2018 study. 

Annual GSP Economic Impact
  2009 2012 Percent Increase
Jobs 3,692 9,528 158.07%
Income $112,014,138 $170,491,491 52.21%
Output $377,525,328 $817,119,411 116.44%


 GSP Economic Impact 2012  GSP Economic Impact 2009