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Two Studies Of RNC's Economic Impact Give Different Results

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Economic impact studies sought by the Host Committee for last summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland have reached differing conclusions about the short term impact. A study by Tourism Economics says 48 thousand visitors spent 110 million dollars, with a total economic impact of 188 million. Cleveland State University researchers say 44 thousand visitors spent 67 million dollars with a total impact of 142 million. Officials disagree with CSU's numbers, saying Tourism Economics has studied previous conventions.

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