165 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 8 EVANSV I LLE REGIONAL A I RPORT believes that they tick all the right boxes. He notes, “Three things are important to me in regard to partnerships: trust, communication, and quality. CHA Consulting does all three, and I trust that they have my best interests at heart and are willing to do the right thing and be consistent.” Another organization that ticks all the right boxes is the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership. “They are a powerhouse of an organization,” says Hahn. “A one-stop-shop for connecting businesses in the community with the right people. They are a perfect combination of taking all those things that you may need to grow your business and build relationships in the city. In turn, business growth and community engagement aids air service development.” Moving into the future the airport wants to get the travel numbers back to pre-COVID levels, which had been increasing over the last decade. Airport management are also aiming to get a bigger share of the market. This means they will be rolling out a new marketing partnership program called, Fly EVV First. While they are interested in gaining more passengers from surrounding cities, it’s the community surrounding the airport that they want to improve: Growing businesses and improving the quality of livelihoods. “We’d love to see additional flights from our current airline partners,” says Hahn. “Also, we plan to expand the parking lot. In the summer of 2019, there were no empty spaces and we had to park people along the curb.” In general, the airport’s goal in the next three to five years is growth, as well as assisting with developments for the community. “Our board’s vision statement is to have a beautiful, thriving, professional, high-end, safe, front door community, and make that experience happen whether it’s your first trip or 50th. We want to make people happy that they are doing business in Evansville,” concludes Hahn.