By KEVIN RICH
Special to the PRESS
The SPI Economic Development Corporation (EDC) reviewed a draft report from Aaron Economic Consulting, LLC. regarding the economic impact of Spring Break during their April 18 meeting. “I got a call from the Mayor asking me what kind of study we’ve ever had done on the economic impact of Spring Break, and we never have done one,” stated EDC Director Darla Lapeyre as the reason for generating this report.
The draft document reviewed by the EDC presents economic data from March 2016 and prior, and will include March 2017 data once it becomes available she explained. “There’s a lot of debate going on right now in the community about Spring Break,” added Lapeyre, stating that it is good to have this data available.
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