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Anchor South Marina & Resort Management to sponsor AMI’s Marina Economic Impact Model

By Anchor South Marina & Resort Management

Anchor South Marina & Resort Management is providing $7500 for platinum sponsorship of AMI’s Marina Economic Impact Model. The sponsorship is crucial to help fund the development and execution of this new tool that will provide economic impact information to individual marinas, as well as regional impacts of our industry.

Mitchell Jones, President and Owner of Anchor South commented, “Anchor South is excited to sponsor and be a part of this important project because the information it will release on the marina industry is so valuable for not just our individual facilities, but for marinas across the country. Economic impact is what raises awareness of a business to people that don’t know what we do. We believe this will be eye opening as to the value that we bring to our communities.”

AMI plans to release The Marina Economic Impact Model in early 2015. The online program will allow marina operators to enter information on the size and composition of their facilities, and the model, using IMPLAN, will calculate the economic impact of the marina to local and regional communities. In addition, the calculations that the model produces can be compiled to form an overview of the economic impact of the marina industry across the US.

Jeff Rose, Chairman of AMI said, “Anchor South’s contribution puts us one step closer to having a tool to calculate the economic impact of our industry. It is gratifying to see those that make a living in the marina industry making the decision to sponsor something that benefits all of us. I thank Anchor South for recognizing the value of what AMI is developing.”

Economic impact information is valuable to marina operators when they are justifying expansions or renovations, or even in property purchases where a community may not understand why a marina should be in their backyard. Lenders will also benefit from having some hard numbers to on the industry that they currently know so little about.

Sponsorships for this model are being offered at the Platinum- $7500, Gold-$5000 and Silver-$2500 levels. AMI is matching all sponsorships dollar for dollar. If you are interested in learning more please contact Wendy Larimer at wlarimer@marinaassociation.org or 202-350-9623.

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