Politics & Government
7:34 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Gulf Shores to Conduct Impact Study on Festival

City leaders in Gulf Shores have voted to conduct a study to gauge the economic impact of the Hangout Music Festival.

   WALA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/14VPM6v ) the mayor and city council voted unanimously Monday night to spend $12,500 on a six-week study that will compare the cost of hosting the event with lodging and sales tax revenue the festival generates.

   The city has hosted the three-day, beachfront festival for four years and officials say they want an independent examination of its impact on the city.

   Officials say the study will be conducted by Auburn University.
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   Information from: WALA-TV, http://www.fox10tv.com/