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Did The Falcons’ Great Season Boost The Local Economy?

Did the Falcons' great season give Atlanta's economy a boost?
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Kennesaw State University sports economist J.C. Bradbury, speaking with Denis O’Hayer on “Morning Edition”

So, the Falcons lost the Super Bowl.  But, at least they got there.  Still, did their amazing season give anything more than a psychological lift to folks around here? Perhaps, an economic jolt?

According to Kennesaw State University sports economist J.C. Bradbury, there are studies that suggest local economies do improve when their sports teams start to do better.  But, on “Morning Edition,” Bradbury told Denis O’Hayer the studies didn’t find any major jumps.

(J.C. Bradbury is a professor of economics, finance and quantitative analysis in KSU’s Coles College of Business.)

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