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Let's guess in delegates trickle into the city we're wondering if there will be any lasting impact economic impact for talking about -- local businesses will they get hurt -- a boost by the convention.
In the city of Tampa checking in now with -- coast she's the author of brand turnarounds how brands gone bad return to glory.
And a seven game changes that made the difference I love those titles how -- you this morning.
I'm doing great it is great to be here in -- this -- excitement.
I see that you have your red jacket on you're already -- love it all right let's -- -- First though let's talk by the overall economic impact for Tampa.
It's huge you know when -- CD.
He gets awarded at convention this size they get over 59 dollars just in security funding.
Beyond that Tampa expects to generate over 200 million dollars in revenues and that -- is not only big companies but small mom pop operations.
A lot of freelancers that are being hired by.
-- media in meeting planners it's a great event an opportunity for -- by and we are so excited that everybody is here.
And it's really good news because as you said it's there that the well will be sprayed around we're not talking about the big corporations were talking about the Mon pot.
Companies as well it is very important can sometimes they get left out but that's not the case fear.
I understand -- about 23 a thousand hotel rooms that were booked 350 transportation vehicles cars trucks suvs -- -- you for folks to get around have been -- Let's talk about this we know that -- fortunately did not really hit the -- -- as they -- -- predicting over the weekend.
Do you know if that -- down a little bit on the economic impact people perhaps may be canceling reservations for.
Are they still eight enjoying -- really wealth -- income to be sitting there.
You know I don't believe there's been a lot of cancellations.
I do believe you know people took caution forget Brees and on as being the host city we want to make sure that.
That safety is number one yesterday.
It was a little quiet it was kind of quiet before the storm.
Both the excitement from -- convention.
And the weather -- -- Tampa is a very resilient city we've got great leadership.
It's been planning this event for years.
So we're we're ready for just about any thing and just -- be -- be a part of it and I is flooded that this is my -- down.
Fantastic and I'm sure you do -- do you happen to have an AM author you've you've worked for so -- period companies over the years do you happen to have a local business -- -- interior.
You know idea I -- a consultancy practice in town and that I work worldwide bad that I am reading here in Tampa Tampa it is an awesome place to do business we have a great airport.
Great people and I -- that were on the stage and the world is getting to see what Tampa has to offer.
And that's a good thing -- you have those businesses are wondering if you happen to have anybody told me had a -- store I don't know -- getting back to your point here the good thing about this is that your right when people see all the beauty shots of the city.
It -- see how well organized this it is going.
It makes people want to come back to -- go to this into the city of Tampa they've never been so let's -- -- -- take care until -- Thursday night when.
The Republican Convention starts to pack up and go home do you think.
Tampa will be happy.
With the -- -- results.
You know in the economic impact for this past week.
You know I believe says certainly there have ban both residents and businesses that have felt -- inconvenience you know when you bring an over 80000 guests.
People from all over the world although villages states that are and Bob.
You know it it -- as -- creates an interference to their daily living.
But I think all Tampa residents in leadership now.
That the benefit from this and that will curious bored for decades because with the parent -- all the news coverage.
The features on the CD and a great people that live here all of that will be indexed on the web and through social media.
So I'm you know it doesn't stop with the -- I believe they'll be lots of great economic benefit to the CAD moving forward.
Well I'm I'm happy to hear that and I am rooting for your hometown.
Karen post thank you very much.
Thanks so much -- may have a great day -- -- lead to so.
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