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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The 2013 National FFA Convention and Expo drew 62,998 people to Louisville. That's up from 56,176 last year in Indianapolis.
The FFA says the economic impact to the Louisville economy amounted to over $40 million. It says attendees stayed at 136 hotels for 39,247 room nights within 75 miles of Louisville.
"We're thrilled with the reception and outstanding hospitality that has been extended to us by the city, everywhere from Kentucky Exposition Hall all the way through downtown and beyond," said Mandy Hazlett, senior convention manager with the National FFA Organization.
The FFA Convention returns to Louisville next year on Oct. 29-Nov. 1.