Three Events Boost Local Economy in September
The annual half-Ironman competition and two popular festivals will contribute the majority of the estimated $10.6 million estimated economic impart in the CSRA this month.
The numbers were released recently by the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Augusta Sports Council (ASC).
The Ironman 70.3 Sept. 22-25 is expected to contribute more than $4.7 million to the economy, while the Arts in the Heart Festival (Sept. 16-18) will bring in $1.75 million and the Westobou Festival (Sept. 28-Oct. 2) $1.45 million. The Georgia Board of Regents’ Summit Conference should bring in more than $850,000.
Total estimated economic impact is calculated based on research commissioned by both the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Destination Marketing Association International in conjunction with globally recognized research vendors, the U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.