BOISE, ID – The Idaho Steelheads hockey team and Idaho Stampede basketball team call Century Link Arena in downtown Boise home. A new study shows the venue generates nearly eight million new dollars to the local economy each year.
Boise State University’s Center for Business Research and Economic Development prepared the report. Brian Greber leads the center.
Brian Greber: "What we did is looked at how much money was spent from people that were coming to the valley from outside the valley."
The study didn’t count total arena receipts, but rather what outside teams and visitors spent in the local economy. It also included the money arena operators, and the two sports teams directly contributed to area businesses. That translates to about 50 full-time jobs. The study concludes that 38 more full-time, local jobs are created indirectly. Block 22, owners of the arena, funded the study.
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