Visiting Events Expected to Give Local Economy $3.9 Million Boost in January
The Augusta Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Augusta Sports Council have announced that visitors attending meetings, reunions, events and sporting events in Augusta’s River Region will generate at least $3.9 million in total estimated economic impact (EEI) during the month of January.
Total EEI is calculated based on research commissioned by both the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Destinations International in conjunction with globally recognized research vendors U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics.
This month includes events with the Georgia Young Farmers Association, Atlantic Coast Cutting Horse Association, Church of the Living God International, Inc., Newman Tennis Center, National Association of Buffalo Motorcycle Club, Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Siege of Augusta, BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Convention.
February will be highlighted by the Augusta Futurity, which is expected to pump nearly $2.5 million into the local economy. The 2019 Dasani Mayor’s Cup Jr. Championships is expected to bring in $419,000.
The Augusta CVB or ASC have worked with the groups throughout the planning and site selection process.
Tourism Economics, a partner company of Oxford Economics, created the industry standard in event economic impact analysis using localized metrics that are updated annually.
Below is a list of this month’s events:
Georgia Young Farmers Association 2019 Conference; Jan. 30 – 3
Atlantic Coast Cutting Horse Association’s 40th Annual Augusta Futurity; Jan. 12 – 19
Church of the Living God International, Inc.’s 2019 Southeast Jurisdiction Meeting; Jan. 25 – 27
Newman Tennis Center’s 2019 Dasani Mayor’s Cup Jr. Championships; Jan. 4 – 6
National Association of Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club’s 2019 Soldier Ride; Jan. 18 – 21
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s CERTS 2019; Jan. 15 – 18
Siege of Augusta XXVIII; Jan. 18 -20
BrickUniverse 2019 LEGO Fan Convention; Jan. 25 – 27