City of Hawley, Minnesota
The Hawley Municipal Airport is located within the Fargo-Moorhead Metropolitan Area, which has experienced a 1.6 percent annual population growth in the last two years. This growth led to an increase in the need for services and facilities. Bolton & Menk completed a comprehensive analysis of population trends in the Metropolitan statistical area. Nine new businesses relocated within the City of Hawley by the end of 2014 as a result of the work in the Bakken region in western North Dakota. Bolton & Menk analyzed the economic impacts including employment, income, and population trends within the city and county due to increased businesses in the area. We used the information to understand the potential increase in airport usage to meet the existing, near-term, and future needs of both the business and recreational users in the area.