R.A. Wiedemann & Associates, Inc., performed an Airport Business Plan for Hartness State Airport in 2008. The baseline projections of revenues and expenses from the Business Plan showed a year 2012 operating deficit of $124,000.

In order to improve the financial performance of the Airport, the Business Plan addressed the following issues:

  • The attraction of corporate aviation
  • Airport branding
  • New or improved terminal services
  • Amenities, and activities
  • Hangar development options
  • Runway safety area compliance
  • Aviation and non-aviation property development
  • Rates and charges/lease agreement structure
  • Additional/specialty FBOs based at the airport

An economic impact assessment of the Airport was also performed as a part of the Business Plan.