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Niceville to hear Aquatic Center’s ‘economic impact analysis’, potential sports tourism destination

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 5pm, the NWFL Regional Aquatic Center will present its highly anticipated Economic Impact Analysis to the Niceville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in the Niceville […]

On Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 5pm, the NWFL Regional Aquatic Center will present its highly anticipated Economic Impact Analysis to the Niceville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in the Niceville City Council chambers.

The analysis, conducted by expert economists and consultants, takes a comprehensive look at the direct and indirect effects of the project on local businesses, job creation, tourism, and overall economic growth. It evaluates key factors such as increased visitor spending, employment opportunities, and tax revenue generation to gauge the project’s impact on the community.

Dr. Bill McCartney, spokesperson for the Regional Aquatic Center, expressed his excitement about the upcoming presentation, stating, “We are excited to showcase the tremendous benefits the Regional Aquatic Center will bring to our community. This analysis reaffirms our belief that the aquatic center will not only enhance residents’ quality of life but also stimulate economic development and position Niceville as a sports tourism destination.”

The Regional Aquatic Center aims to be a state-of-the-art facility catering to all ages and skill levels. It will offer a diverse range of aquatic programs, including swimming lessons, water aerobics, competitive swimming, and training.

  • In addition to the direct economic impact, the center is expected to provide intangible benefits such as improved community well-being, enhanced health and fitness opportunities, and a hub for social gatherings and events.

The project has garnered significant attention and anticipation, and the Economic Impact Analysis is poised to provide crucial insights into the potential economic growth and benefits it will bring to the community.

The Niceville CRA’s board meeting presents an opportunity for community members and local businesses to learn about the findings of the Economic Impact Analysis. The Regional Aquatic Center Committee is encouraging attendance and participation in the discussion. This meeting will not only allow stakeholders to gain a better understanding of the project’s economic impact but also foster a sense of community engagement and involvement.

As the local community eagerly awaits the results of the Economic Impact Analysis, Niceville remains hopeful that the Regional Aquatic Center will not only become a center of aquatic excellence but also drive economic growth and cement the city’s position as a sports tourism destination.

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