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Jul 25, 201308:07 AMTransportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

No fat cats in these planes: Demonizing ‘corporate’ jets is counterproductive and unfair

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The types of businesses that use general aviation are as varied as the people of Wisconsin. From liquid feed to insurance companies and everything in between.

So it is time to stop holding up the use of corporate jets as a symbol of excess and greed. I know this tendency has taken on a life of its own, but it is time to euthanize it. It is counterproductive and stigmatizes not only an extremely important industry in Wisconsin (I didn’t even get a chance to talk about the actual aviation industry itself, which is becoming an increasing player in Wisconsin with companies like Kestrel out of Superior and Gulfstream out of Appleton), but also all the different people and businesses that take great advantage of this tremendous tool.

So let’s celebrate aviation in Wisconsin. How, you ask? Good question. Not only is the world’s greatest airshow — EAA AirVenture — starting next week in Oshkosh, but TDA is again teaming up with the Department of Transportation and the governor’s office to declare July 29-Aug. 4 Wisconsin Aviation Week.

Please join us in celebrating not only all the cool airplanes that will be descending upon our fair state during the week but also the great general aviation network Wisconsin offers to give businesses that locate here or grow here a competitive advantage.

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 Debby Jackson assumed the role of executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin after more than 15 years with the organization. In addition to her vast experience in association management and transportation advocacy, Jackson has a background in business. She leverages the breadth and depth of her professional experience, along with her knowledge of the membership and mission of TDA, to be a strong voice for robust transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin. Jackson started her career as a staff auditor with Price Waterhouse, which led to a series of accounting and corporate management positions with a major national retailer.

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