April 27, 2016

The No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign helps the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (DKB) in northern Illinois explain to community leaders and citizens how business aviation boosts the local economy.

“The airport is the gateway to a community,” said airport Manager Tom Cleveland. “Most large companies have jets. They don’t drive to a destination to look at where they want to locate a business. They fly.”

Cleveland recently requested 30 Business Aviation Fact Books to distribute to the DeKalb City Council members, senior city officials, airport board members and community members to help him highlight the positive impact business aviation has on the city. View the Business Aviation Fact Book. (PDF)

Many out-of-town corporate executives get their first impression of the community when they land at the airport, he noted, and that impression can be crucial if they are looking for a place to expand or move their operations.

The DeKalb airport is a city-owned airport located about 60 miles west of Chicago.

“Our mission is to provide the safest, highest quality general aviation airport and facilities for our airport customers, citizens and visitors and operate as a vital part of the local, state, national and global economy in conjunction with the nationwide multi-modal transportation network,” according to city officials.

Learn more about DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport.