Recreation Industry Provides St. George Economy Boost
The city of St. George has turned to its scenery and weather to entice athletes all over the world and of all ages to come spend money in the beautiful St. George of southern Utah. St. George’s growth based economy has been hurting since the housing market collapse and has been able to draw crowds of thousands to attend special athletic events. According to the ksl.com article, Recreation industry jump starting St. George economy, the marathon, senior games, and ironman bring in about $23 million dollars collectively and the southern Utah golf courses are estimated to be up to $35 million dollars. While St. George continues to pray for a housing recovery, these value-added events bring in spending dollars which is exactly what St. George needs to boost spending for our St. George business.