Spartanburg Co. area prepares for World Equestrian Games
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Spartanburg Co. area prepares for World Equestrian Games

August 21, 2019


POLK COUNTY IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE GETTING READY FOR NEXT WEEK’S WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES. COMMUNITIES NEARBY ARE ALSO PREPARING. WE ARE NOW JUST DAYS AWAY FROM THE EVENT THAT IS SLATED TO HAVE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT APPROACHING $400 MILLION. WE EXPLAIN HOW THE SPARTANBURG COUNTY IS ALSO HOPING TO CASH IN. Reporter: DAYS AWAY FROM THE WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES IN POLK COUNTY, THEY ARE PREPPING MORE THAN FOOD. WE HAVE BEEN BEEFING UP STAFF. WE ARE BRINGING IN AND TRAINING OVER THE SEVERAL MONTHS TO PREPARE FOR THIS. PREPARATION BASED ON THEIR PROXIMITY TO THE EQUESTRIAN CENTER. OFFICIALS SAY THE INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP COULD HAVE AN ECONOMIC IMPACT OF MORE THAN $400 MILLION WITH 500,000 SPECTATORS OVER 13 DAYS. I KNOW IT’S ONLY FOR TWO WEEKS BUT IT COULD BE A HUGE TWO WEEKS. FOR A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER IT COULD BE — MAKE THEIR YEAR. HAVE HAD THIS ON THE RADAR FOR A YEAR. WORKING ALONGSIDE WITH THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. WHEN THE TICKETHOLDERS RECEIVE THEIR INFORMATION THEY WERE GOING TO GET A SPARTANBURG MESSAGE. THESE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO IN ADDITION TO WHAT YOU ARE COMING TO THE GAMES FOUR. JENNINGS SAYS THEY HAVE AT THAT GSP AND ONLINE. WHILE ENCOURAGING LOCAL BUSINESSES TO DO SO AS WELL. THAT IS THE WAY TO GO WHETHER IT IS SEARCH ENGINE, SOCIAL MEDIA. MARKETING HE SAYS IS A TEAM EFFORT. THIS IS ALL HANDS ON DECK FROM OUR STANDPOINT. THIS IS ALSO NOT THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN. WE ARE ON THE — A BUDGET YEAR. WE ARE GOING THROUGH THE NEXT EIGHT MORE MONTHS AFTER THIS. AN EVENT ALREADY MAKING AN IMPACT. WE HAVE SEVERAL TEAM MEMBERS. AS BUSINESSES LOOK AHEAD. WE ARE READY FOR IT. REPORTING IN SPARTANBURG COUNTY, 7NEWS. THE CONVENTION ENDS VISITORS BUREAU — AND’S — AND VISITORS BUREAU SAY THEY HAVE ROOM SET

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