Established in 2002 by Michigan Public Act 90 (2002), the Airport Authority is an independent agency responsible for the operation of Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Willow Run Airport and Crosswinds Marsh. The Airport Authority directly employs more than 500 individuals across a number of disciplines, while the airports themselves are home to more than 18,000 jobs. A report produced by University of Michigan-Dearborn in January 2014 estimated the economic impact of DTW at $10.2 billion across the State of Michigan. Activity at the airport stimulates more than 86,000 jobs. A similar study conducted for YIP in 2007 estimated a $200 million economic impact with 2,000 jobs generated.
The Wayne County Airport Authority Board adopted a new Airport Ordinance (for both Detroit Metropolitan and Willow Run Airports) at its meeting on March 12, 2013. This new Airport Ordinance supersedes the prior Ordinance and is effective immediately. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new Ordinance and replace any local copies you may have of the previous version with this new document.