Golf and green, economic impact of Accenture - Tucson News Now

Golf and green, economic impact of Accenture

MARANA, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This may be the busiest week of the year for Tucson, with tens of thousands of people in town for the rodeo and Match play, this is a busy and profitable week for most businesses as well.

Marana is offering visitors a five page guide filled with places to go, things to do and where to eat.  There are thousands of visitors this week could rely on guides like these, from the golfers and caddies, PGA staff, media members and all the fans who are coming into the Old Pueblo for the week.  Tucsonans coming from another part of town will likely spend money too, and will likely use this guide. 

The Tucson Conquistadores believe the economic impact to be somewhere between $50 million to $75 million, much of which is spent on food, hotels, gas, and just about everything. 

Of course a big part of the Match Play Championship is fundraising.  The Tucson Conquistadores collect and donate money to a variety of charities, and since the Championship came to Tucson in 2007, more than $8.8 million has been raised. 

This means a lot of good for non-profits and businesses and a lot of good golf at the center of it all.

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