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AirVenture economic impact reaches to Green Bay region

3:31 PM, Jul. 14, 2013
From left, Brian Ruechel, chief inspector, and Mark Lindstrom, mechanic, work on an hourly inspection to a MU2-60 Mitsubishi aircraft inside the maintenance shop at Jet Air at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon.
From left, Brian Ruechel, chief inspector, and Mark Lindstrom, mechanic, work on an hourly inspection to a MU2-60 Mitsubishi aircraft inside the maintenance shop at Jet Air at Austin Straubel International Airport in Ashwaubenon.
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In two weeks, the ramps at Austin Straubel International Airport's Executive Air and Jet Air-Signature Select will be abuzz with an array of aircraft and passengers - one of the far-reaching impacts of the annual Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh.

The weeklong aviation event annually draws about 500,000 or more visitors and has a $110 million economic impact in the state. That impact isn't limited to the Oshkosh area.

"It's a big week for us financially, and for the whole community," said Mark Jaraczewski, general manager of Executive Air, one of the two ...

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