How much sales tax revenue does the airport provide?

Only approximately .1% to .2% of total city sales tax revenue

According to City of Boulder sales tax revenue reports, the Boulder airport district generates only .1-.2% of Boulder’s sales tax revenue. And this district includes the businesses along Airport Road, not just the airport itself! 

Contrast that with the Table Mesa shopping center in South Boulder which has much less land (about 23.5 acres, which is about 13% of the size of the airport site). On this 23.5 acres, the shopping center has 50 tenants (about 3.5x the airport’s tenants) and generates approximately 2% of the city’s tax revenue (10-20x the tax revenue). You can see that a typical city commercial district generates much more sales tax revenue per acre than the airport!