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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The Economic Effects of Storm Chasing on a Small Community
A chaser convergence in your town can bring in $36,219 including $3400 in tax revenue.
On average each person you see will spend $120 (I think most chasers will agree they spend MUCH more than that on a chase)
So yes that one day of hassle will put one of the local kids thru all of community college. (After Cost Of Goods)
The tax revenue will pay for a couple police officers for a week and fuel their cars.
All of this without a sign on the road or a single brochure asking people to visit.
This is all external money that will be spent AGAIN in your local businesses and put people to work.
A chaser convergence is great for the economy and gives everyone something to talk about!
And to be fair, we are really nice people
Hat tip: Matthew Haden.
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