Posts Tagged ‘economic impact’

MDA reports tourism generated nearly $6B in expenditures in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tourism in Mississippi generated expenditures of $5.97 billion from 20.8 million visitors in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010-July 2011), according to figures released by the Tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority. During that same period, tourism contributed $438.4 million to the state’s tax coffers. These and other figures are available in […] [...]

Significant impact expected from 44-mile Tanglefoot Trail

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — New Albany businessman Travis Wiseman says he’s ready to see rails converted to trails. Wiseman’s Union Appliance and Furniture in downtown New Albany sits next to what will be the start of the Rails to Trails project. Wiseman expects a boost in traffic and business from the trail, which is expected to […] [...]

Warrior Dash bringing the party to Jackson; economic impact could be as much as $5M

Most running events don’t feature a costume party and live music among beer tents post-race. The Warrior Dash isn’t most running events, however. And having one in your town usually means big money. The event is hosted in more than 20 states as well as Australia and British Columbia and the average turnout is 15,000 […] [...]

Officials debate economic impact of ‘The Help’

GREENWOOD — The Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Industrial Foundation estimates that the filming of the hit movie “The Help” was a big help to the Greenwood area economy. Bill Crump, the foundation’s chairman, said the film’s production in Greenwood last summer brought $13 million into the community. Crump told The Greenwood Commonwealth that evidence of the economic effect […] [...]

Center assessing economic impact of oil spill

BILOXI — State experts are assessing the economic impacts of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on the Mississippi seafood and other marine-related industries. Mississippi State University’s Research and Extension Center in Biloxi is conducting a survey to find out more about the economic well-being of marine-related businesses affected by the oil spill. Researchers need […] [...]

Study looks at economic impact of saltwater angling

by Published: March 8,2011

Tags: angling, economic impact, fishing, recreation, tourism

GULF OF MEXICO — The Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission (GSMFC) and NOAA are surveying saltwater anglers across the Gulf of Mexico to update and improve estimates of the overall economic contributions of saltwater recreational fishing to the Gulf and U.S. economy. This study is part of the 2011 National Marine Recreational Fishing Expenditure Survey. […] [...]

Study: Viking Classic has $22M impact on state

by Published: January 27,2011

Tags: economic impact, Golf, sports, tourism

MADISON — Researchers at Mississippi State University have determined the Magnolia State’s only PGA Tour event, the Viking Classic, has an impact on the Mississippi economy in gross output or sales of approximately $22 million. Commissioned by the Mississippi Development Authority, the study surveyed about 2,500 attendees at the Sept. 27-Oct. 3 tournament at Annandale […] [...]

Report: Air base has $287M impact on community

by Published: August 9,2010

Tags: economic impact, employment, jobs, military

COLUMBUS — A new economic impact report shows the Columbus Air Force Base’s payroll and annual expenditures pumped $287 million in the local economy in 2009. Maj. Jennifer Varga, commander of the 14th comptroller squadron, says the report shows the base contributed an average of $780,000 per day to the region. The report was compiled […] [...]

Analysts see limited impact of oil spill beyond Gulf

WASHINGTON — The BP oil spill has hammered the fishing and tourism industries along the Gulf of Mexico. But it appears the economic damage to the rest of the United States will be limited. Analysts say the spill will reduce economic growth by only about one-half of 1 percentage point this quarter, and even less […] [...]

Keesler puts impact at $1.1B-plus

BILOXI — Keesler Air Force Base’s total economic impact for fiscal year 2009 has been calculated at more than $1.1 billion. The figure was finalized as base officials completed the annual process of data assimilation and validation. “We’re proud that Keesler continues to have a significant positive impact on the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s economy,” said […] [...]

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