Garrett Hyer's (MCRP '13) airport research touches down on Hartsfield-Jackson

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As globalization continues to strengthen, we often find ourselves traveling for business and pleasure, but we rarely stop to think about these portals that take us to new worlds and draw investment to their local communities. Garrett Hyer (MCRP '13) studied airport-area planning and development as a student at Georgia Tech and found that even though every airport is different in terms of governance, ownership, size, branding and industry mix, Georgia leaders could learn from some of the world’s most successful airport cities as they seek to optimize the development potential of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Specific recommendations from his study include forming an alliance among governing jurisdictions and stakeholders, developing a blueprint, and utilizing tools such as community improvement districts (CIDs) and special zoning.

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