- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Cleveland State University is conducting a study of the economic impact of this summer’s Republican National Convention.

The university announced this past week it has signed an agreement with the RNC Host Committee to conduct the study through its Center for Economic Development.

The review will look at the direct effects on the greater Cleveland area in terms of spending and investment in the political event.

The study also will measure indirect effects, such as added hiring or increased sales at area companies catering to convention’s estimated 50,000 visitors.

The center already has begun preparations for the study. It will be conducting surveys and research during the convention’s run from July 18-21.

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