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02 June 2015

Tomorrowworld Increases Economic Impact on Georgia By $9 Million in 2014

The first edition of Tomorrowworld welcomed 140,000 people from 75 different countries (and all fifty United States) to Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

Following Tomorrowworld 2013, a three-day electronic dance music festival patterned after Belgium's Tomorrowland, independent research firm Beacon Economics released a study commissioned by event organizers to measure the economic impact of the event. According to Beacon, the inaugural Tomorrowworld festival brought $85.1 million into the Georgia economy.

With the bar set so high from Tomorrowworld's successful first chapter, many predicted the 2014 edition would greatly exceed expectations. And they were not wrong.

A new impact study released 2 June 2015 says Tomorrowworld 2014 pumped $94 million into Georgia's economy. That represents a $9 million increase from 2013.

The study, conducted by independent research firm ICF International and commissioned by Tomorrowworld, states that the electronic dance music festival also generated $4.7 million in state and local taxes.

Local businesses such as Larry's Beverage Outlet and the Wal-Mart Supercenter, both located near Tomorrowworld in Union City, experienced sales rivaling Black Friday numbers in 2014. Hot items at Wal-Mart for Tomorrowworld include tents, pillows, wheeled carts, baby wipes, glow sticks, fresh fruit and of course, alcohol.

Tickets for the third edition of Tomorrowworld are already on sale at www.tomorrowworld.com/tickets