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        The Economic Impact of Special Events | Georgia Stories

        Special events such as sporting events, conventions, and even the Summer Olympics can bring lots of money into the state and the host community. Spurgeon Richardson, president of the Convention and Visitors Bureau, lists ways people spend money at a special event. In addition to buying a ticket for the event, they need a place to sleep, and places to eat and shop. Atlanta is a very attractive town for conventions starting with the Atlanta airport that brings people into the city from around the world.


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