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What it's the home of the colts' home of the Indy 500 home this year the final four Indianapolis gearing up for the big game tonight NCAA championship their home team the Butler Bulldogs.
Against the Duke Blue Devils and how much of an economic boost is indeed getting.
From the final four and had the city managed to pass up a balanced budget this year including a more than fifteen million dollar.
Rainy day fund -- pretty good for the mayor of Indianapolis Greg Ballard.
Now on -- -- Monday -- -- today or what about the act economic impact of of this event that we -- all these estimates every -- a -- and -- a lot to the city are now.
-- certainly as we expect about forty to fifty million dollar economic impact for the city because.
Our -- is so connected people come downtown and they stay there there are some other pockets that are benefiting clearly from the final 40 exaggerated sometimes fellow would there be other people there those people warrant a -- I always wonder you replace.
Actually happening I would -- there's a lot of people.
There's a lot of people downtown right now it's it's been -- very much all day for four days.
Answer is really -- we have so many good restaurants 15200 restaurants downtown the hotels -- down you -- walk anywhere all the -- -- downtown also to include the cultural.
And art museums are most of those -- downtown.
And so people really like coming your commences loved coming here I'll -- at large sporting events and that sort of thing.
I guess she got what would be the dream match up in terms of the latest final -- -- that is you have your hometown the Cinderella team it.
Everybody's written their hoosiers story by now about Butler but -- also have one of the best programs in college basketball history and duke it all that they bring so in terms of hoping for the best for the city tonight's -- -- this -- that's right.
It is people earlier finding out about Butler which is a great academic program Margaret -- -- -- -- in the city Indianapolis.
And they've been good and doubtful for a long time and they've they've been making the term -- routinely here for about ten years.
But they've got take -- certainly take it to another level this here's a great group of kids and they really represent the city well they have something called Butler way they work hard their unselfish all of.
And yet they -- workers is a terrific story and Brad Stevens their head coach or what have you we don't have a ton of time to talk about.
A what you're doing there in the city unfortunately but I wanted to ask you about that point I brought up at the beginning.
Balancing a budget it very very difficult economic times -- drop down or.
Bundled them just one thing what was the key to doing that.
Well I think we've become more efficient actually we're looking over the course services are and we're providing those we haven't had to lay off.
Lots of people have lay off public take two quarters we just become more efficient he's six sigma here within the city and and we worked with the agencies and departments to make sure.
They're controlling your own budget so -- it's a dynamic process but at the same time we've saved a lot of money.
So people we don't expect after raising taxes clearly.
They're getting the services some are some of the same some were actually better because of what we've been able how do it and putting away rainy day fund -- yet just say fifth battle dollar city and.
In -- really -- pretty good work had about their bet thank you very much enjoyed the game tonight we'll see Republican pull it out against duke thanks for coming up.
Thank you very much there is the mayor of Indianapolis.
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