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Opinion: Band event a boon for West Virginia


Thousands of people from around the world will visit Buckhannon in 2023 as part of the World Association of Marching Show Bands 2023 World Championship. Thanks to the event, West Virginia will benefit from tremendous economic impact and opportunity it otherwise would not see.

West Virginia officials would typically have to travel to other states and countries to have a shot at this level of exposure. However, for once, West Virginia has the benefit of shining on a literal, global stage.

In short term, thousands of visitors will visit and make purchases in West Virginia shops, restaurants, and other businesses, producing potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in economic impact.

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