Overall Economic Impact: $143 million
Direct attendee spending: $82.8 million
Hotel and Sales Tax Revenue: $2.98 million
Hotel Room Nights: 62,922
Convention Center Staffing: More than 500, including full-time, part-time and temporary workers
Sources: San Diego Convention Center Corp., CIC Research Inc.
San Diego These days, the ripple benefits of Comic-Con International, the largest convention held annually in San Diego, extend well beyond the exhibitors seeking to impress the 130,000 attendees, or the hoteliers selling thousands of rooms to those pop culture devotees every July...