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Fact or Folly: A Review of "Convention Center Follies" by Heywood Sanders

by Thomas and John Hazinski

Heywood Sanders has been a frequent critic of Convention Center development as a community and economic development strategy, recently writing a book on the subject called "Convention Center Follies." In this review, Thomas and John Hazinski counter Sanders' blanket dismissal of convention center development with statistics and experience in the field. Click HERE to download the PDF.

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Oregon Tourism: Creating Meaningful Jobs

by the Oregon Travel Commission

There are those that diss the Tourism Industry for low pay / low benefit jobs. This piece from Travel Oregon refutes that notion by identifying how Tourism jobs prepare people for success. Click HERE to view the PDF.

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Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism 2014 Annual Update: Summary

by WTTC & Oxford Economics

The 2014 annual report from WTTC, and produced with Oxford Economics, shows that 2013 was another successful year for the Travel & Tourism sector off the back of an improving economy. Travel & Tourism’s total contribution to global GDP grew by 3.0% in 2013, faster than overall economic growth for the third consecutive year and outperforming other global sectors such as manufacturing, retail and distribution, public services and financial and business services.  View the report HERE.

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The Tax Burden on US Travel & Tourism

by WTTC and Oxford Economics

WTTC has researched the proportion of taxation paid by the industry in the USA, compared to other sectors and the findings show that the US travel industry is taxed at a higher rate than other sectors. For more on this study, click HERE.

 


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The Cost to Pennsylvania’s Economy Resulting From School Starting Before Labor Day

by the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget & Finance Committee

A Pennsylvania State Legislature sponsored Study of the economic impacts that could be acquired with a return to a Traditional Post-Labor Day School Start. Pretty freakin' substantial. Click HERE to download the PDF.

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