Sunday, January 20, 2013

Another "Will We Get Anything From This?"

Well, the dates are for Kanrocksas 2013 are set.  June 28-29, 2013.

Again, the question needs to be asked :  "Will we get anything from this?"  We are so close to Village West and what do we have to offer folks who go there for those big events to get some of the bleed off?

Add that music festival to the soccer all star game, the races at the speedway and there so many people coming into a venue 10 minutes away that we have to be losing out on some major revenue.
Do we even want to talk about the large number of athletic tournaments that are held in the spring, summer and fall?  These tournaments bring in large numbers of teams and utilize sports venues all over the area to accomodate them.

We have some members on tghe council who constantly talk about economic development.  Economic development is good.  But there seems to be alot of emphasis on an industrial park that won't even start to come into reality for about ten more years.  What about destination venues to draw from all of the activity that is literally in our backyard?