Richard Green in The New York Times

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Richard Green in The New York Times.

Richard K. Green, a business and public policy professor at the University of Southern California, sees a correlation between busy airports and faster gains in jobs and population.

“While it is very difficult to separate cause from effect, in my view there is stronger evidence than not that a busy airport leads to growth,” he said.

The belief is that spreading awareness entices businesses, especially those based overseas, to relocate or expand in Atlanta, which happens to own and run the airport.

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