Vectren Dayton Air Show to generate millions for our economy

Vectren Dayton Air Show to generate millions for our economy (File: WKEF/WRGT)

VANDALIA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGTG) – Crowds of 40,000 to 60,000 people will attend the Vectren Dayton Air Show this weekend.

This also means big bucks flowing into the local economy, according to The Dayton Convention and Visitor Bureau.

“It generates millions of dollars in economic impact for our community,” said President and CEO of the Dayton Convention and Visitor Bureau, Jacquelyn Powell. “They spend money in our hotels, local retail establishments, restaurants, tickets and so on and so forth. That boosts the local economy.”

What makes the airshow so beneficial is the outside dollars coming in and staying.

“These are outside dollars that come into our community," Powell said. "Money that is being left behind which benefits all of us who live here.”

One of the local businesses that benefits from the airshow is Little York Pizza Tavern in Vandalia.

We get an influx in foot traffic especially for lunch traffic and right after the air show lets out,” Manager Colter Dustin said. “We get a nice dinner rush. Along with people families just wanting to relax and unwind after a long day.”

During the week of the air show, their revenue increases by 3 percent.

“It creates a cash influx. Which is key in small businesses. It allows people to sample something they haven’t tried before,” Dustin said.

To find out more about the Vectren Dayton Air Show visit www.daytonairshow.com

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