Gregoire Named Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Aviation Legislative Caucus
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(BOSTON)- The Massachusetts Aviation Legislative Caucus announced this month the addition of Representative Danielle W. Gregoire (D-Marlborough) as Co-Chair. Gregoire joins Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R- Westfield) as leader of this legislative caucus.
“Massachusetts Airport Management Association (MAMA) is pleased with the addition of Representative Danielle Gregoire as Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Aviation Legislative Caucus,” said David Dinneen, Executive Director MAMA. “Representative Gregoire has a strong working background with the caucus as she was part of the team with former Representative Steve LeDuc who formed the Caucus. She has Marlborough airport in her district and a strong understanding of the economic benefits that aviation provides to the Commonwealth.”
The Massachusetts Aviation Legislative Caucus was formed 11 years ago and was the first of its kind, put forth to show how vital the aviation industry is to our transportation infrastructure and our state’s economy. When all of the impacts of Massachusetts’ 39 public-use airports and associated military air facilities are added together, more than 162,000 jobs can be traced to the aviation industry. These employees receive $6.1 billion in total annual payroll and generate $16.6 billion in total economic activity. Between the 2011 Massachusetts Statewide Airport Economic Impact Study and the report released in 2014, these impacts increased by approximately 38,000 jobs, $1.2 billion in payroll, and $4.7 billion in output.
“I am thrilled to take on this role with the Massachusetts Aviation Legislative Caucus,” said Representative Gregoire. “The aviation economy has been of interest to me since I was a staffer in the State House many years ago. Upon becoming a legislator and at the urging of my friend, Bob Stetson, a former director of MAMA as well as the former manager of Marlborough Airport, I eagerly became a member of the caucus. I look forward to my new role, as well as the opportunities that lay ahead to bring attention, as well as growth, to our aviation industry.”