In The News: Rochester Area Tourism Gets A Boost From Sluggish Economy

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For music fans, the Drum Corps Associates World Championships this weekend at PAETEC Park will bring in some of the best drum and bugle corps performing anywhere.

For the Rochester-area economy, the event will be a boon in the form of thousands of musicians and families staying in local hotels, shopping at stores and eating at restaurants.

The competition is exactly the type of event that has helped build tourism in Monroe, Livingston, Ontario and Wayne counties into a $1.2 billion industry, according to the state Department of Economic Development.

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Posted by on Thursday, August 28th, 2008. Filed under DCA News.