Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announces the economic impact of the Alltech WEG
The 2010 Alltech WEG had a big impact. Anyone that went to the Games knows that. The Alltech WEG brought 16 days of world championship equestrian competition to Kentucky. But that was just the start. Visitors from all over the world were able to enjoy concerts; the opening and closing ceremonies; the action at the equine village; and great exhibits like the Alltech Experience Pavilion. It was an amazing event. "To witness the event first-hand, from its inception to the closing ceremony of the final day, I am thrilled with its success and want to thank everyone who took part in creating and executing such a tremendous, historic event for our state," said Kentucky's First Lady Mrs. Jane Beshear.
Now we also know the economic impact that the Games had for the state of Kentucky. Governor Steve Beshear held a press conference at the Kentucky Horse Park to announce the results of a study commissioned by the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet. The economic impact of the Alltech World Equestrian Games was $201 million.
"While these financial impact numbers are quite impressive and stronger than even anticipated, the impact extends far beyond the monetary evaluation," said Dr. Lyons. For years to come, our community will reap the benefits of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, from a new sense of community pride to statewide improvements and infrastructures that continue to drive tourism today."
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