Community Impact

Why the Airport matters for the region…

Public Services



• Business and Investment
• Jobs
• Tourism Revenues
• Hotels, Restaurants, & Rental Cars
• College Sports
• Aerial Fire Fighting
• Medical Transportation
• Other Emergency response
• Utility Maintenance
• Military Aviation



General & Business Aviation




• On Airport Jobs
• Airport Related Jobs
• Jobs at Companies that use the Airport
• Attract and retain existing Companies
• Education





The Airport affords numerous indirect benefits to the average citizen that many may be unaware of. If you appreciate having your home remain safe from wild fires, then you may thank our SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker) base who is instrumental in fighting wild fires throughout this region, including across state lines. Operators from our airport also seeded burn areas from the High Park fire so vegetation could contain top soil and maintain our high water quality. If you enjoy fishing in our state’s mountains, those fish are delivered by Colorado Parks and Wildlife planes to remote mountain reservoirs. If you have friends or family that work for the hospital they receive patients from rural areas such as SE Wyoming by medivac. Or if you have family or friends who have had a life threatening medical emergency they also were brought here via angel flight or flight for life services. Lastly if you enjoy our robust local economy you can thank the many corporate businesses who utilize our airport to do business in Northern Colorado. Lastly, a large number of pilots receive training at our airport which is especially critical at this time since our nation is suffering a severe shortage.

NoCO Regional is one of the busiest and diverse airports in our state, supporting a diverse mix of almost every facet of air transportation for the region. There are four main categories of aviation at our Airport. Business, General Aviation, Commercial, and Public Service. We host commercial flights, corporate and business aircraft operations, flight training, air ambulance flights, emergency air services involved in fighting natural disasters (like wildfires), and military operations. We are also a diversion Airport for Frontier, Southwest, and United Airlines when landing at DIA is not possible. The athletic teams at our local Universities and their rivals use our Airport as well. Many businesses are based on the activities supported by our Airport, which generate specialized employment opportunities that earn greater than average wages.  This level of activity and those jobs contribute significant impacts to the total economic output for our region. To expand on each impact item, please click the category above.