ECLPISE WAS BIG BUSINESS FOR NEBRASKA WITH ESTIMATED ECONOMIC IMPACT OF $127 MILLION

The August 21st eclipse had an estimated $127 million economic impact from lodging and traveling spending across the state, according to a study conducted for the Nebraska Tourism Commission. The study done by Dean Runyan Associates and Destination Analysts Inc. estimated that more than 708,000 people traveled to watch the eclipse in Nebraska. About 87 percent of those travelers came from out of state, making the eclipse the largest single tourism event in Nebraska history.