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Re: “The San Jose A's, Why It Won't Happen

San Jose Council is greasing the skids by promoting the economic advantages of an MLB park in their backyard.

Why do independent sources not associated with city councils desirous of land development and "doing a deal" and franchise owners CONSISTANTLY refute the notion that the community does not benefit economically ????

Here's one source -


THe one important takeaway (and quote) if you have no more time to read all of the report is - "An ever-increasing body of literature overwhelmingly declares such investments to be ineffective at creating jobs or boosting local economies. . . "

Here's another one to read -


and another critical summary - "The vast consensus of independent studies by economists (not those "economic impact" statements produced by proponents which amount to cheerleading documents) shows that sports teams and stadiums have no appreciable economy-wide positive economic impact."

So wake up taxpayers - - - - - get your own facts before you vote to bring a ballpark to your neighborhood.

Posted by San_Jose_A on 05/12/2009 at 8:43 PM

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