St. Pete-Clearwater International (PIE) Economic Impact Report 2022 -PIE generates over $3.4 Billion Economic Impact and over 20,000 jobs

Jun 8, 2023
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) published its 2022 Florida Statewide Aviation Economic Impact Study. The full report and individual airport economic impact reports are online at

St Pete-Clearwater International Airport generates 3.4 billion in total economic impact (output), creating 20,774 direct and indirect jobs earning $1.0 billion in payroll.  This includes direct impacts of 9,014 jobs earning $570 million in payroll and generating a total economic impact (output) of $1.93 billion.  Visitor spending impacts generate an additional 11,760 jobs, $451 million in payroll, and a total economic impact of over $1.4 billion.

St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport Director Tom Jewsbury said “PIE has experienced tremendous growth in destinations and passengers.  This growth results in substantial economic impact to our community.  We strive to create a customer-friendly, safe and efficient airport that supports the economic growth of Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay region.”

The 2022 Florida Aviation Economic Impact Study (2022 AEIS) is a multi-faceted and interrelated analysis that measures the contribution of Florida’s airport system to the state’s economy. The 2022 AEIS started with an extensive data collection effort at nearly all of Florida’s public-use airports, including gathering data on airport employees, tenant employees, capital expenditures, and out-of-state visitors. The data collection effort also included collecting visitor survey data in-person at commercial service airports and general aviation (GA) airports—the first statewide aviation economic impact study to do so.