The Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has put together preliminary estimates of the economic impact the city can expect. These include:
- $8 million from state and local taxes
- $66 million in the region spent on hotels, restaurants, and entertainment
- This total includes the expected federal reimbursement for security costs
- $84 million in indirect and/or ripple-effect spending
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