Cincy economy gets big help from tourism

CINCINNATI (AP) — A custom car show this weekend is the latest downtown convention center event to help bring visitors that are helping build up Cincinnati's economy.

The 53rd annual Cavalcade of Customs running through Sunday is among 50 events expected to attract 1 million-plus visitors this year to the convention center. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports ( http://cin.ci/V12VpQ ) that a study by regional tourism groups estimates that tourism supported 94,000 jobs and pumped $4.1 billion into the Cincinnati region's economy in 2011.

Among upcoming shows are a travel, sports and boat show later this month, a bridal show in February, a Beerfest in February, a home and garden show in March, and the Cincinnati Comic Expo in September.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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