In July, Greensboro played host to the Junior Olympics, which drew more than 6,000 athletes, along with coaches and families, to the area. Competition was held at N.C. A&T's Irwin Belk Track.
…Hosting such track and field events is big business, filling local hotels and restaurants with visitors. Each event of that size can have an economic impact in the millions of dollars.
The Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated the economic impact of this year's Junior Olympics at nearly $17 million.