October 23, 2006
“Pow Wow Brings Big Bucks
To City & State”
recent survey conducted by the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce,
it was determined that the 2006 Gathering of Nations Powwow generated an
economic impact of more than thirty-five million dollars to the City of
Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Hispano Chamber of Commerce was set up April 28th & 29th at the event,
where they conducted a survey. Questions such as: Name, City/State,
Hotel, Number of people traveling together, and number of days spent in
Albuquerque were asked. The random sample represented one percent of the
attendance (111,650). Those from out of state represented more than 83
percent of the attendees. It was determined that 2,259 room nights were
utilized by powwow goers.
unofficial survey it was determined that another fifteen million dollars
impacted the rest of the state of New Mexico during that same time
period, as a considerable number of people traveled to the event by
automobile. Thus doing such things as touring New Mexico sites, hotels,
and the purchase of food & gas.
This survey demonstrates that the Gathering of
Nations Powwow is among the largest annual festivals in the United
NORTH AMERICA’S BIGGEST POWWOW!