March Madness expected to be a slam dunk for local businesses

ORLANDO, Fla. — March Madness is doing more than bringing action to the basketball court. It’s also leading to a boon for the local economy.


Visit Orlando said the fans lining the streets are likely to spend big throughout the weekend.

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Officials estimate that there will be millions and millions of dollars being spent this weekend at local shops, restaurants, hotels and transportation.

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The Orlando Sports Commission said it hopes the economic impact of the games could be up to $14 million.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.