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Las Vegas gears for record turnout, economic impact with NFL draft


No one knows how many people will be in town this week when NFL draft festivities begin Thursday.

But it will be a lot — almost certainly a record-breaking number — and the economic impact is expected to shatter all Las Vegas and NFL standards for a special event.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is economic impact?
  2. How is economic impact determined?
  3. Why do cities want to host the NFL Draft?
  4. Why do you think the NFL has moved the event from city to city the last few years?
  5. According to this news story, how will hosting the NFL Draft impact the Las Vegas economy?
  6. Why do you think city officials are waiting until after the draft to conduct an economic impact study?
  7. What is the difference between direct and indirect effects when evaluating economic impact?
  8. What is the difference between event management and event marketing?
  9. How would you describe functions for each as it relates to the NFL Draft?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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