This study examines the economic impacts of a proposed Appalachian Agricultural Exposition Center to be located in northeastern Wythe County, Virginia.  The facility is expected to host a variety of shows and events including equestrian activities, livestock events, sports competitions, and entertainment and consumer shows.  Economic impacts are described by the source of the impact including: (a) construction period impacts, (b) impacts attributable to facility operations, and (c) impacts attributable to visitor spending on county goods and services such as meals, lodging, gifts, etc. Other potential benefits of the center are also discussed, organized into the areas of health and wellness, workforce development, agricultural and industrial promotion, and community engagement.

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Terance J. Rephann