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Consultants Suggest Self Sufficiency Reforms To DeKalb Taylor Airport

City of DeKalb

DeKalb officials are examining the results of a study with recommendation on how to make the local airport more self-sufficient.  

Sixel Consulting's report notes DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport  has an annual economic impact of nearly $11 million, and generates 81 jobs.  However, it relies on annual subsidies from the city to balance its budget.  

The recommendations include restructuring the airport's advisory board, drafting a more in-depth strategic plan, and creating an airport authority with the ability to levy taxes.  The report also investigated additional sources of revenue, such as obtaining a certification to handle planes with more than 30 passengers.