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Women's Expo Boosts Economy

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Year after year, thousands of people come to Lansing for several days, to attend the Mid-Michigan Women's Expo.

Elizabeth Failing-Dill is a first timer this year, but came all the way from Flint to check it out.

"My cousin always comes every year with her daughter and so I took advantage of that and we drove up,"  said Failing-Dill.

Once inside the Lansing Center, one look at the exhibits, she knew it was worth the drive.

"There's a lot of different items here," said Failing-Dill. "There's jewelry, purses, scarves, food, everything."

And she isn't the only out-of-towner. Plenty of businesses are benefiting from the high volume of foot traffic from Mid-Michigan and beyond.

"I think that most businesses would agree that they don't get this many people through their door in a weekend," Denise Kolesar President, Kohler Expos.

Local business "Bungalow 47" out of Williamson is also an expo newbie but has been busy all weekend.

"The expo has actually been really great for us and I would encourage anybody who really wants some exposure to set up a both of really what you are," said Jill Rinner Co-Owner, Bungalow 47.

And as thousands walk the aisles at the expo, their money doesn't stop there. Many are staying at local hotels and dining at local restaurants as well, pouring money into the area.

"Women make a huge economic impact where ever they are," said Kolesar.

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