- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo boosted the local economy by about $28 million.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1RTjfrj ) that according to an economic impact report released Thursday, the 10-day festival brought about 125,400 visitors from outside Laramie County for a total unique attendance of 149,300.

The $28 million in economic impact was broken down into $5.3 million in food, $3.7 million in overnight accommodations, $7.6 million in entertainment, including ticket sales, and $10.8 million in retail purchases.

CFD CEO Tom Hirsig says the rodeo drew visitors from 50 states and 31 countries, with many visitors returning from previous years.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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