Briscoe Field can accommodate all “light general aviation aircraft” and most corporate jets, the largest of which is the Gulfstream V, according to its website. Current economic impact figures are being calculated by the state department of transportation; the most recent numbers, from a 2011 study, showed the airport accounted for 730 jobs and more than $85.3 million in economic output.

The Federal Aviation Administration is footing most of the bill, providing more than $6.1 million. The Georgia Department of Transportation is providing $399,090 in airport improvement funds, and the county is matching that amount.