ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AT SEBASTIAN AIRPORT
The City of Sebastian has adopted a new Economic Development Plan, much of which centers around the Sebastian Airport.
The Airport has over 80 acres of land available for development of aviation and light industry related businesses.
At the present time the Sebastian Airtport has improved sites, ready to build upon, available to construct hanger/manufacturing facilities subject to permitting process and City Council approval. Lease rates are available in the area of $2.00 per square foot for manufacturing/hanger space.
The Airport completed a project in March 2010 to add infrastructure to a major area on the east side of the Airport, adjacent to the new LoPresti Aviation hanger/manufacturing facility.
The Sebastian Municipal Airport completed construction of a second hanger facility occupied by Rud Aero, a new aircraft manufacturer. The hanger was dedicated on October 8, 2011.
Click here to see a drawing showing the areas available for new building construction and location of existing facilities. The new infrastructure includes access roads and taxiways, water, sewer, underground electric service, street lighting and telecommunications .
The Airport also completed, in the first quarter of 2012, installation of two wind turbines to generate electricity to supply power to exterior lighting for Hangers A and B. Surplus power will be sold to Florida Power and Light to reduce Airport electric costs.
In May 2012, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published a major document about General Aviation airports entitled "General Aviation Airports: A National Asset". The FAA states that the Report is, "A fresh look at the many roles General Aviation Airports play in the National Air Transport System.." This Report demonstrates the importance of a local airport and the high economic impact that a General Aviation Airport has on the local area. Click here to read the entire Report.
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has recently published its "Annual Economic Impact of General Aviation Airports". This report issued in March 2010 shows the Sebastian Municiopal Airport with total employment of 177, a total payroll of $5,387,300 and a total output of $15,125,000. To review the entire report with includes both commercial and general aviation economic impact in Florida, click here.
For more details regarding Sebastian Economic Development, click here to see our website that contains all the information you need to consider locating your business in Sebastian. This includes complete information on available tax/relocation incentives.
To find out more about locating your new facilities at the Sebastian Municipal Airport, call our Airport/Community Development Director, Joe Griffin for more details. He can be reached at 772-228-7013, 772-633-0151 or e-mail at