Economic activity, recurring operational impacts, direct expenditures
This report presents the results of the surveys used to develop estimates of the economic impact of the Bikes, Blues and BBQ (BBBBQ) festival on the city of Fayetteville in 2005. In order to fully estimate the economic impact of the festival, its influence was assessed on three different constituent groups: Fayetteville residents, local businesses, and BBBBQ visitors.
The visitor survey was developed by the Center for Business and Economic Research and was administered September 28-October 1, 2005 by University of Arkansas students who were hired and trained by the Center for Business and Economic Research. The resident and local business surveys were conducted during two weeks following the BBBBQ festival. The former was managed by phone using random digital dialing by the Public Policy Research Lab at Louisiana State University. The responses to the latter were submitted in response to an online survey, hosted by the Center for Business and Economic Research. All analysis of the survey results was performed by researchers at the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Arkansas.
Collins, J. T. (2006). Assessing the Economic Impact of the 6th Annual Bikes, Blues, and BBQ Festival on the City of Fayetteville. Publications and Presentations. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/cberpub/28