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August 6, 2012

America’s Cup of life

Filed under: Alameda — Lauren Do @ 6:06 am

KTVU had this video about the America’s Cup impact on Alameda last week, which was a great reminder of even Alameda can get a piece of the action even though the race is technically in San Francisco.

It’s also a good reminder because recently there have been reports that the economic impact on San Francisco will be much less than anticipated.  From the article:

Two years ago, the city predicted that hosting the competition would generate $1.4 billion in revenue, 9,000 jobs and 15 sailing teams.

“It’s going to be a hell of a lot smaller,” said Christopher Thornberg, the founding partner of Beacon Economics, the economic forecasting firm that partnered with the city to release a 2010 economic impact report on the races.

Nonetheless, Alameda’s going to try it get its piece of the action. With the Artemis team beginning their relocation efforts, the City is ramping up with fliers like these — mentioned at a City Council meeting a while ago — to get people to come out to our fair city:

Speaking of the City Council, you all know that they take a summer break in August, that’s why there won’t be much news about City Council stuff. Not because they are trying to hide things from the public, lest you conspiracy minded folks thought so.

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5 Comments

  1. $200,000 entrance fee and $40 million to field a team? Jay Leno stated that a recent survey showed that 17% of people still blame President Bush for our economic woes- about the same number of people employed by the Obama administration.

    Comment by commonsense — August 6, 2012 @ 8:33 am

  2. What’s your point ??? also do you get all of your info. from Jay Leno.??

    Comment by John. P (L) — August 6, 2012 @ 9:24 am

  3. did you read the article? who believes these rosy economic reports?

    Comment by commonsense — August 6, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

  4. I would not want to crew on the sailing vessel in the picture put out by the City of Alameda!
    It is fouled with the sheet and needs to be properly readied for immediate use!! IE: prepared for tacking.
    Too bad the city does not proof its circulars by asking those who sail to review prior to publishing final copy.

    Comment by tom — August 6, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

  5. I recently went to Svendsen’s Chandlery–for hardware for a bike project, actually–and am happy to report that they are feeling the positive impact of the America’s Cup in their operation. Whatever the actual impact on Alameda will be–and I always viewed the numbers published by the promoters with skepticism–I am glad for it and I look forward to following and watching the events themselves.

    Comment by Jon Spangler — August 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm


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