May conferences and sports events make impact on Augusta
There is expected to be about $5 million in total estimated economic impact for the month of May due to nine different association meetings, sports tournaments or family reunions according to the Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Augusta Sports Council. These are groups the Augusta CVB or ASC have worked with at some point in the site selection or planning phase.
A few highlights include Southern Baseball and Softball championships, a summit on driver safety, the 58th Annual Georgia Society of Medical Assistants meeting and many other gatherings. More than 10,000 visitors are expected to attend all of the events and of course spend money at local hotels and restaurants which pumps money into our local economy.