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Janesville Jets economic impact

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Steve Benton
June 5, 2009
— While the logo and shirt designs for the new Janesville Jets hockey team are cause for excitement, there's another aspect of this development that's also being noted.

The economic impact of have a North American Hockey League team in Janeville is not lost on City Manager, Eric Levitt. He says estimates for just the first year are around $400,000.


Janesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Director, Christine Rebout, says Rock County is now a "year round" sporting destination with the Beloit Snappers and Janesville Jets.


Levitt says the city is a limited partner in this development because they're putting money into the ice arena for upgrades and repairs. He says if a decision is made to build a new ice facility for the team, the city "might" invest in that as well.


Rebout says Rock County is just out of the top ten most visited counties in the state and the Jets might "get us back into the top ten."



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