DCI Reacts To Economic Challenges
As individuals and businesses throughout the country stare in disbelief at their checkbook balances in the wake of mounting fuel and transportation expenses and an uncertain economic outlook, Drum Corps International is taking steps to ensure sustainability for itself and its member corps throughout the approaching summer season and beyond.
The organization is addressing a number of financial challenges, brought about primarily by the current state of the United States economy, coupled with expenses related to the relocation of its headquarters from suburban Chicago to Indianapolis, as well as the unexpected move of its 2008 World Championship event from Indianapolis to Bloomington, Ind. Additionally, increases in airfare are forcing the event production arm of the organization to retool travel plans and staffing configurations for managed Premier Events as part of the DCI Summer Tour.
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