AirVenture Economic Impact $170 Million
A new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh study concludes the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh contributes $170 million of economic benefit to the state’s Fox Valley Region each year. The UW Oshkosh Business Success Center conducted the study during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017. The study showed direct spending by AirVenture visitors and exhibitors totaled $121 million in the five-county Fox Valley region (Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Calumet, and Brown counties). That spending created additional spending of nearly $50 million for area business, EAA AirVenture supported more than 2,000 jobs in the region.