Governor Charlie Crist says sporting events can help jump start Florida’s economy.
Tuesday, Crist sat down with leaders from Florida’s professional sports teams. The sports industry generates 36 billion dollars a year in economic growth and employs more than 400,000 Floridians. Governor Charlie Crist said despite the worsening economy, people need to support their local teams.
“I think it brings an awful lot of joy to our fellow Floridians and that’s important and I want to emphasize the billions of dollars and the economic impact in our state and it really is a nice diversion whether people go out fishing or hunting or whatever it may be. It’s important that people continue to enjoy that quality of life that is so precious to the fabric of Florida,” said Crist.
Crist says the Super Bowl pumped 300 million dollars into the state economy.