For the Federal Aviation Administration, the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Department of Aviation, 2007
Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport is projected to reach its capacity by 2017, prompting local and federal officials to begin planning for a relief airport serving the region. The proposed facility would be located 30 miles southwest of Las Vegas in the Ivanpah Valley, on land the U.S. Congress directed the Bureau of Land Management to transfer to Clark County for the airport. L ocal and federal agencies have initiated the regulatory processes required for construction to begin, including an Environmental Impact Study (EIS), due to be completed in 2010.
EDR Group (under subcontract to VHB) is conducting the socio-economic impact portion of the Environmental Impact Study (EIS). The study is examining business attraction, job growth and associated development implications of siting a new airport in the Ivanpah Valley, as well as other sites.
The reports are not yet issued, but links to information about the new airport are below: