06 Sep '13, 2pm

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Delivered More Than $243 Million in Business Activity

CHICAGO – The Bank of America Chicago Marathon contributes an estimated $ 243.46 million in total business activity to the Chicago economy, according to a new economic impact report. The independent study was conducted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications Laboratory and announced by Bank of America . Figures indicate an 11 percent growth over the 2011 Bank of America Chicago Marathon’s economic impact of $219.7 million. The new study, which analyzed the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon, found that the event directly contributed an estimated $98 million distributed among the main sectors of the tourism industry, plus another $145.46 million in indirect activity, accounting for more than $243.46 million worth of total business activity and an equivalent of 1,685 full-time jobs and $82.66 million worth of wages and salary income...

Full article: http://runinfinity.com/2013/09/bank-of-america-chicago-ma...

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