A busy weekend is spurring an economic boost in Owensboro

A busy weekend is spurring an economic boost in Owensboro
Weekend events create economic boost in Owensboro. Local businesses and hotels profited from two big events.
Tourism produces more than $218 million of spending in Owensboro.
“This weekend really highlighted the multitude of different events that Owensboro brought that helped signify those dollars being spent,” said Mark Calitri, President and CEO of Visit Owensboro.
Thousands came to town this weekend for The Chamber of Young Professionals Summit and the CASA Conference.
“Our businesses were majorly impacted, our restaurants were reporting an hour and a half wait times, the hotels were full, downtown was buzzing with people and the money that they bring to town,” said Calitri.
Calitri says this weekend’s events alone produced spending of more than $116,000. He says this exceeds typical weekend averages.

Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.

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