Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Why would the Greensboro News & Record Editorial Board blindly cite what "could be a $25 million economic impact" from the skating championships?

"Hill Carrow, chairman of the championships,
said...the event ticket sales were at 85 percent of its $2 million sales goal,
about $1.7 million."


"...county support for a nationally televised event that could draw as many as 100,000 visitors
and whose local economic impact could approach $25 million
would send a positive message about this community’s willingness
to make public-private investments in such projects.

Should Guilford County taxpayers have to pay what many consider to be bribes
to for-profit entities?

That might matter when the next opportunity comes along."

Is the Editorial Board advocating taking money from the county's children
to provide a more pleasant present for a select few?

Greensboro News & Record Editorial Board

If $2 million in tickets plus $2 million for parking and concessions etc... = $4 million,
plus another $4 million for hotel rooms and food = $8 million,
how did who come up with what "could be" the other $17 million of economic "impact"?

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bubba said...

Why would they cite such a number?

Because, for whatever reason, they can't be bothered to check the numbers out for themselves.

It's just another example in the long history of our daily newspaper's nonfeasence.

triadwatch said...

the numbers they threw out were assinine bubba and need to be called out. For the news and record to spout them out like they did is wrong as well.