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Bloomberg: Winnipeg’s NHL Playoff Run Gives Its Economy a Boost

May 15, 2018 — 

As Bloomberg reports: 

The Winnipeg Jets National Hockey League playoff run has ignited a frenzy in the Prairie town in the middle of Canada, filling local bars and sparking downtown street parties that have attracted thousands of screaming spectators.

“This is good economically for the city,” said University of Manitoba economics professor Ryan Compton, who teaches a course in sports economics. “When people across Canada see Winnipeg they’re going to see that it’s a more dynamic place, see the community coming together, you see the excitement.”

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