Conventions give boost to Albany economy

Conventions give boost to Albany economy

There are 6 comments on the WALB-TV Albany story from Jan 12, 2010, titled Conventions give boost to Albany economy. In it, WALB-TV Albany reports that:

Next month, a convention of Jehovah's Witnesses will be held at the Civic center and plans are being made for another convention to be held here in the fall.

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Pop Tart

Enfield, CT

#1 Jan 13, 2010
I can see it now the bars in the American Legions and VFW's will be packed, you won't be able to get next to the massage places and men's clubs.
Third Party

Sylvester, GA

#2 Jan 13, 2010
LOL!

“All the best to you, in life!”

Since: Oct 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#3 Jan 15, 2010
Millions of dollars are brought into Dougherty County's economy by these conventions each year.

Restaurants love to see the JWs coming, lots of money spent on food, and the hotels and motels are always packed to bursting. But the restaurant serving staff hates to see them coming as does the cleaning staff at the motels and hotels. Lousy tippers.

How do I know? I lived in Albany, GA for the first 19 years of my life.
Guess again

Davenport, IA

#4 Jan 18, 2010
First, these conventions do NOT bring in "millions". Even if the JW convention brought in 4,000 attendance from out-of-town, and IF each one spent $150 in town, that would only be $600,000 MAXIMUM. From that, deduct the costs of everything they might buy and the opportunity costs of not leasing the civic center to a full-paying promoter and you'll discover that the entire net economic impact after a JW convention is an economic loss to the community, not a gain.

“All the best to you, in life!”

Since: Oct 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Jan 18, 2010
Guess again wrote:
First, these conventions do NOT bring in "millions". Even if the JW convention brought in 4,000 attendance from out-of-town, and IF each one spent $150 in town, that would only be $600,000 MAXIMUM. From that, deduct the costs of everything they might buy and the opportunity costs of not leasing the civic center to a full-paying promoter and you'll discover that the entire net economic impact after a JW convention is an economic loss to the community, not a gain.
Each one doesn't spend $150 maximum during a JW Convention, more in the neighborhood of $300 to $500 during the convention. On reading the full story I realized that these are not Conventions at all (in the past, there were four weekends straight each hosting a District Convention of three days in length).

The contract is for one Circuit Assembly (2-day event) and one Special Assembly Day (1-day event). JW Assemblies do not cause the flock to dip into their pockets nearly as deeply, especially the Special Assembly Days, where many will drive up for the day, eat a packed lunch, not even adding that meal cost to the local economy (at the request of the organization), and returning home the same day sometimes not even eating dinner locally. These Assemblies also have a much lower attendance draw than the Summer District Conventions, rarely breaking 3,000 in Albany, GA.

Albany is, in typical fashion, hosing itself again, economically.
FULL MONTY

Lawrenceville, GA

#6 Oct 17, 2012
Pop Tart wrote:
I can see it now the bars in the American Legions and VFW's will be packed, you won't be able to get next to the massage places and men's clubs.
They may post sentry's around all the establishments to save their souls. I heard Joseph Isaacs from FHTM who signed up many JW's will be there introducing his new money making programs for a home based business. THONG REPAIR.

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