Bringing in outside $$$
One way to inject outside money into your local economy is through festivals and events that bring in out-of-towners who spend money. This weekend, my town, Jackson, Mississippi, will host over 50,000 visitors – 2,000 of whom will actually march in the parade – to Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade. The event has a $6 million-plus impact. Hotels are sold out. And the proceeds go to charity. Thank you Malcolm White.