(Hershey) -- Amateur athletes from across the country are in the midstate to compete in events ranging from track & field, to taekwondo.
The Hershey / Harrisburg area is hosting the 2013 State Games of America.
Rick Dunlap of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau says they're estimating a direct economic impact of $12.5 million.
"Then you start talking about the indirect spending -- the shopping, the gas purchases, the supplies, the other things that go along with being on vacation -- and you can easily double that number," he says.
Nine thousand athletes from 45 states are registered to participate in the Olympic-style events. They earned the right to compete by winning medals at the various State Games programs across the country, including the Keystone State Games.
Events are taking place at a variety of venues across the region. Today is the final day of competition.
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