Airport

The Keene Airport plays a critical role in the economic development infrastructure in the region. Its existence has resulted in the development of a wide range of aviation services and has also been key to attracting new businesses to Keene, directly influencing available jobs, tax base, and the provision of services. However, because the airport is located in Swanzey, Keene residents do not benefit from the tax revenue that it generates. Working collaboratively with the Town of Swanzey to address the question of revenue sharing is recommended. There are also opportunities to expand both aviation and non-aviation businesses at the airport and to market the facility for more commercial uses. Where these opportunities exist and are in alignment with the goals of this plan and the airport's master plan, they should be pursued.