Under increasing public pressure to limit or curtail aviation operations in the State, the New Jersey Department of Transportation undertook a study of economic impacts for all public use system airports. R.A. Wiedemann & Associates was selected to perform the analysis which involved 55 airports. For this study, surveys were used to determine total employment and payroll. Secondary source material from the New Jersey Department of Labor was used to determine the indirect economic impacts. The results of the study were used to counter the negative public sentiment that pervades the State. Organizations such as the New Jersey Airport Owners Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association have indicated a desire to use study results in their public relations and educational programs.