TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Govenor-elect Rick Scott has an economic stimulus plan for Florida's capital city - his inaugural.
The Scott Inaugural Committee and Florida Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday predicted the Jan. 4 event will generate $4.5 million in economic activity for the state.
The biggest share - up to $3 million - will be spent in Tallahassee by thousands of inaugural visitors for such expenses as hotel rooms and restaurant meals.
Florida State University hospitality professor Mark Bonn said that's about as much as Tallahassee rakes in for a Seminole football game against another Atlantic Coast Conference team.
None of it will be taxpayer money, though, as private funds are being raised to pay for the inaugural.
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