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2002 Olympic Winter Games
Economic, Demographic and Fiscal Impacts

The Demographic and Economic Analysis Section of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget has authored this study to provide the Governor, legislature, state agencies, local government, the organizing committee, and the public with credible estimates of the economic, demographic, and fiscal impacts of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. It also includes an organization and summary of macroeconomic data from the 1988 Calgary Olympic Winter Games and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Summer Games. This analysis is critical to state government for planning, budgeting, and policy making. Individuals outside of state government will also find it useful because of the far reaching impacts of a such a mega-event.

The research is limited to strictly defined economic issues associated with the Utah Olympics and a consideration of macroeconomic indicators from two past Olympics. Specifically, this study analyzes the additional output, income, employment, population, and government revenue and expenditure that is generated because of the injection of new money into the Utah economy.

Many other relevant issues lie beyond the scope of this work. The research will be updated and expanded as additional information becomes available.

Executive Summary

II. Estimated Impacts of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games
Modeling Framework
Olympic Related Sources of Spending
Economic, Demographic, and Fiscal Impacts

III. Long Term Legacies and Growth Issues
    Community Benefits
    Growth Concerns

IV. Macroeconomic Indicators in Calgary and Atlanta
    Selecting Calgary and Atlanta

List of Figures

List of Tables

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