Friday, 16 November, 2018


The University of Minnesota Extension's Tourism Center found that the IRA Civic Center has a $3.4 million annual impact on Itasca County. An expansion of the facility in partnership with local collaborators would generate a projected annual impact of $5.5 million in gross output.
That figure comes from a combination of visitor spending, annual operation, and 38 full and part-time jobs associated with the arena. The study, released in February, surveyed attendees to hockey games, wedding events, and the March builders' show. The complete report is available here.
For more information about the IRA Civic Center or the report, please contact Director of Parks & Recreation Dale Anderson at 218-326-2500 or civiccenter@cityofgrandrapidsmn.com.