Economic Development

The Ohio State University Airport serves as an important component in the economic vitality of the central Ohio region, and is a key link to the global marketplace.

From daily business activities to the Memorial golf tournament, to Ohio State football, many visitors to central Ohio consider The Ohio State University Airport as their preferred point of entry. We regularly serve businesses, both large and small, government officials and celebrities. Visit our FBO to find out how we can best serve your aviation needs.

For business opportunities in this area, please visit one of our economic partners:

Columbus Region
City of Dublin
City of Worthington
Experience Columbus

Image of large aircraft and airside of the terminal.
"The only reason that Wendy's International is on SR161 just west of Sawmill Road is because it is just two miles from the main entrance of the OSU Airport, and the airplane has helped make us what we are today."
– R. David Thomas, founder of Wendy's, February 23, 1984

Airport Economic Benefits

The airport supports the region’s economic prosperity, generating over $157 million in direct and indirect benefits to central Ohio each year. For more information regarding our contribution, see a summary of our latest Economic Impact Study.

Why The Ohio State University Airport?

  • Top 100 General Aviation Airport - Airport Journals
  • "The jewel of the Columbus airport system." - Local Executive
  •  "An amenity for the city’s corporate residents" - City of Dublin Economic Development Director
  • "OSU Airport is one of three facilities serving that community, and a leading general aviation facility." - City of Worthington: The Choice of Business, March 2004 
  • "One of the most professional FBOs you will find." - AirNav