About the Committee for Dulles

Our Mission:

The Committee for Dulles mission is to support the economic vitality of Washington Dulles International Airport; educate the community, and inform businesses and elected officials on the important role the Airport plays in the region’s economy; support federal, state, and local government policies that protect and encourage growth of the Airport and Airport operations.

Washington Dulles International Airport:

Imagine the Dulles Economic Corridor Without Dulles Airport. Dulles brings big business to Northern Virginia. It brings hundreds of thousands of tourists and other visitors every year. It brings people and products together. And it provides fast, convenient access to world markets. 

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Today, more than 46.6 million passengers pass through both IAD & DCA annually, and more than 300 businesses operate on their campuses to support airline and related operations. That equates to $23.6 billion of annual economic output, based on a 2017 IHS Markit survey, the equivalent of ranking number 123 on the Fortune 500 if it were a publicly traded company.Dulles International Airport is Northern Virginia’s economic lifeline and the members of the Committee for Dulles have recognized that for half a century. Although we know the airport is clearly here to stay, its full potential is by no means guaranteed. That is, and will continue to be, our commitment.

Our History:

The Committee for Dulles, founded in 1966, is the oldest member-sponsored organization promoting the Washington Dulles International Airport. The Committee for Dulles is a dynamic nonprofit organization representing the interests of businesses and individuals in the vital growth and development of Washington Dulles International Airport and its immediate market area.

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During its first quarter century, the Committee for Dulles played an active role in affecting the dramatic changes in the Dulles area. The Committee for Dulles has testified before Congress, the Virginia Assembly and other Federal, state, and county agencies on a host of issues vital to the interest of the Airport and to those who work and those who live in the surrounding area. The Committee has been influential in making Washington Dulles International Airport one of the world’s preeminent air facilities.

As the importance of the Airport and the Dulles region continues to expand, the work of the Committee has become increasingly significant. We look forward to continuing our work toward maintaining the Airport as the major economic generator of the region. 

Today, more than 46.6 million passengers pass through these airports annually, and more than 300 businesses operate on their campuses to support airline and related operations. That equates to $23.6 billion of annual economic output, based on a 2017 IHS Markit survey, the equivalent of ranking number 123 on the Fortune 500 if it were a publicly traded company.