February 19, 2020

Robert Carey, Ph.D. & Chris Hopkins - Modeling the Impact of an Aquatic Center in Charleston, South Carolina

January 31, 2020

Robert Carey, Ph.D. & Chris Hopkins - Modeling the Impact of an Aquatic Center in Charleston, South Carolina

The proposed South Carolina Aquatic Center, which would be located in Charleston, South Carolina, is designed to be a world-class facility that is expected to draw a new type of visitor to a city that’s already seen as a tourist mecca.

Please feel free to join REMI for a special guest webinar hosted by Robert Carey, Ph.D., Director of the Regional Economic Analysis Laboratory at Clemson University, and Chris Hopkins of SIRIS, who is representing for the Friends of the South Carolina Aquatic Center.

This presentation, “Modeling the Impact of an Aquatic Center in Charleston, South Carolina,” that is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) examines the economic impact that the center would have on Charleston as a result of its construction, operation, and projected tourism activity.

In addition to bringing new kinds of visitors to Charleston, the Aquatic Center is also planned to be built in a region of the city in need of revitalization. This webinar analyzes how diversifying a region’s businesses and institutions can generate greater economic benefits that affect the overall regional economy.

Dr. Carey and Mr. Hopkins are prepared to demonstrate the use of REMI to model the impact that the center would have in bringing new economic activity to the West Ashley region of Charleston. The methodologies implemented and key findings from their analysis will also be included in their special guest webinar presentation.

Following the webinar, participants will have an opportunity to ask any questions they may have.

The presentation will be approximately one hour in length, and we offer it free of charge via the Citrix GoToWebinar web conferencing platform. Advanced registration is required; please click here to register.