We were astonished when we read a recent article that stated China profited approximately $176 million from hosting the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The country of China is said to have spent $2.8 billion hosting and staging the Olympics, which brought in revenue of $3 billion.
So what does this mean for Ely and our quest to host the greatest summer Olympic games known to man? Not only will the world have a chance to explore our untouched acres and lush landscapes, but we stand to make a few bucks while we’re at it. With all the activities, adventurous tours and quaint small-town boutiques in Ely, we’re confident we can bring in some serious cash. Imagine all the things we could do with $1 billion plus! We envision rope bridges and zip lines throughout the wilderness that surrounds us, maybe even an amusement park. What else would you like to see added to the Ely area, got any ideas?