2017 Eclipse Economic Impact Study

This summary report presents the findings of an economic impact analysis conducted on the 2017 Solar
Eclipse to the State of Wyoming. The study was conducted and executed as a joint effort of the
Wyoming Office of Tourism, Dean Runyan Associates and Destination Analysts, Inc. to evaluate the
impact of the eclipse (a five-day period from August 19-August 23, 2017) on the economy of Wyoming in
terms of visitor spending and tax generation resulting from this celestial event. This study estimates the
eclipse event’s economic impact, including direct spending in the state generated by the eclipse, as well
as consequent tax receipts collected by the State of Wyoming and its localities. At the end of this study,
the results of two surveys conducted in support of this effort are presented.

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