1. Michael Jordan's induction into Basketball Hall of Fame expected to give big boost to Western Mass.

    Michael Jordan's induction into Basketball Hall of Fame expected to give big boost to Western Mass.
    Players Jordan, David Robinson and John Stockton, as well as coaches Jerry Sloan and C. Vivian Stringer, will be enshrined on Friday night at Springfield's Symphony Hall.
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    1. What that does is it promotes our region.
    2. If you had to combine such time it would be worth two or three million dollars.
    3. We're looking forward to it and there is obviously a very good economic impact for the city of Springfield.
    4. That's the thing about economic impact, it's not just how many hotel rooms you book or how many meals you serve, but purchasing security services, limousines, buses, private airport fees, food service, Symphony Hall, ticket sellers, it impacts a lot of small vendors as well as the ones that are fairly obvious.
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