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Comic-Con 2019 brings economic boom to San Diego businesses

Posted: 1:16 PM, Jul 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 16:16:48-04
San Diego International Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter transforms this week into a comic lovers dream, but it’s not all fun and games.

The thousands of attendees who flock to the site also have a massive impact on local businesses.

San Diego’s Tourism Authority says more than 135,000 people come to Comic-Con, spending $90 million while they’re here.

The authority also says the regional impact of Comic-Con tops $150 million.