Draken International, which refurbishes fighter jets, made Lakeland Linder its home, as well. MORE: Sun ‘n Fun returns to the skies over Lakeland after last year’s cancellation “It’s the big things that everybody pays attention to, but it is the little businesses as well that keeps us going,” Gene Conrad, the airport’s director, told FOX 13.
Ten or so years ago, 800 people worked at the airport. That number has soared to 3,400, in no small part due to the companies that continue to set up shop there. It is a little less surprising when you consider its exponential growth.
Recently, Amazon Air and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with its famed Hurricane Hunter planes, moved in. LAKELAND, Fla. – The numbers are in, and they are big. According to a recent study, Lakeland Linder International Airport has an economic impact of $1.5 billion on the area.
Return of Sun ‘n Fun is good news for students After being canceled last year because of COVID-19, the Sun ‘n Fun Aerospace Expo is being reborn. The fly-in returns next week at Lakeland Linder International Airport. Experts say it also helps the community at large.
Every business that pops up at the airport raises Lakeland’s profile. A number of smaller operations have set down roots there too over the years.
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