National Championship Game Positively Impacts Tampa Business Community
January 9, 2017
Tonight’s BCS National Championship Game between the Clemson Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide has proven to increase the economic activity levels here in Tampa for the last week or so.
In fact, we’ve seen an increase in our own activity with the website receiving higher than average visitor traffic levels during the week. We believe the “economic excitement level” is viral as companies and employees here in Tampa “feel positive” about the direction for 2017. And while that could all be coincidental, past economic boosts have lifted activity in the business communities of past BCS Championship game cities.
Last year (per Cronkite News / Arizona PBS)…
“The 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship game generated far more money for the Arizona economy than any of Arizona’s previous college football championship games, according to a study by Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
Second-ranked Alabama defeated top-ranked Clemson 45-40 at University of Phoenix Stadium on Jan. 11 in a game that generated $273.6 million in revenue from out-of-state visitors. It was nearly $70 million more than the previous high mark for a college football championship game in the state, the 2011 BCS National Championship.”
We’ve seen increased searched for furniture for Tampa office space leases, office furniture inventory for new office space, Tampa office furniture inventory and many other Google Searched Terms.
After the dust settles from the game tonight, economic consultants will convene to “measure” the impact on the Tampa market. We look forward to that!