local economy

The Beatles Are Very Good for the Liverpool Economy
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The Beatles were the best thing to happen to Liverpool, even four and a half decades after their breakup. The British newspaper The Telegraph reports a study by the Liverpool City Council has found The Beatles contribute $118 million a year to the local economy and su…
Yakima Economy Get A Boost From Conventions and Sporting Events
2012 was a big year for the Yakima Valley Visitors & Convention Bureau. A new report says in 2012 the Yakima Convention center hosted 125,127 visitors during 494 event days and brought in nearly $9 million to the local economy. Earned revenue hit an all-time high of just under $800,000. Sp..…
Cash Mob Hits Yakima Businesses
There's a new mob in town and we are not talking about a Flash Mob. Unlike those videos that go viral on the internet, this is a Cash Mob. Organizer Allie Mickey had her own questions when she first heard about the idea. "What's a Cash Mob and how can we do it...
Spring Barrel Tasting Next Weekend In The Yakima Valley
Wine lovers will flood the valley this weekend for the annual Spring Barrel Tasting event. Barb Glover with Wine Yakima Valley says nearly every winery in the valley will be open serving wine from the barrel. But tasting future wine isn't the only thing happening during the weekend...