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Memphis in May reports $88M impact on Memphis-area economy

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  The Bluff City had big bucks to roll in thanks to this year’s Memphis in May.

The 2016 festival made an $88 million impact in the city and surrounding area and supported more than a thousand jobs.

Memphis in May said out-of-towners were a big drive for profit, with tourists spending money on hotels, shopping and, of course, that great Memphis barbecue!