This year’s edition of the New York Jets training camp pumped $3.7 million dollars into the Central New York economy.
That’s according to an impact analysis by three SUNY Cortland faculty members.
The report finds nearly 21,000 visitors from 34 states and five countries spent more than $1.6 million locally, creating an impact of nearly $3 million.
Since SUNY Cortland began hosting the training camp in 2009 it has generated $19.2 million in economic activity for Cortland County.
The numbers were down this year as compared to 2012, last year over 35 thousand people visited the Jets training camp and spent $5.5 million.
Last year’s camp had more buzz surrounding it, with quarterback Tim Tebow in town and extensive coverage from national media outlets.
The report is based on survey data collected from 7,293 people.