University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Annual Show Contributes Over
The Experimental Aircraft Association -- which lately has found
itself in the unusual position of having to justify
its significance to the community of Oshkosh, WI -- touts a
recent University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh study, showing the annual
EAA AirVenture show brings an estimated $110 million economic
impact to Oshkosh-area counties each year.
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"This report reinforces the fact that tourism in
Oshkosh is a vital part of our community. The economic scope of EAA
AirVenture is so large that it not only benefits Oshkosh, but the
surrounding area as well. EAA AirVenture earns Oshkosh a reputation
as a destination."
Source: Wendy Hielsberg, executive director of
the Oshkosh (WI) Convention and Visitors Bureau. A recent
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh study shows the annual EAA
AirVenture show brings an estimated $110 million economic impact to
Oshkosh-area counties each year.