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How the A&M move effects Central Texans

POSTED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

Everyone's talking about A&M moving out of the Big 12.


But what that really means for Central Texans is they're moving out of Waco. And local restaurants and businesses will feel that economic hit.

"They have been some of our best visitors to Waco. They fill up the stadiums, they fill up the arenas and the Ferrell Center. And so to not have that as a regular economic impact to our market is a challenge," Scott Connell, Senior Vice President of the Great Waco Chamber of Commerce said.  

Connell even described the economy boost to that of black Friday.

While other schools have their impact, he said A&M was definitely the cities largest contributor.

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