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Economic impact study shows why Open Championships goes to places like Baton Rouge

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:00 am
The 2012 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships generated $113.2 million in local economic impact, The Advocate newspaper of Baton Rouge reported in this story Wednesday. The paper said that “Baton Rouge-based SCI Research concluded that the 70,200 bowlers and their guests were responsible for $64.7 million in direct spending during the tournament.” USBC received $1.1 million in seed money from a partnership that included the city-parish, three neighboring visitor...