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Maryland, Baltimore expect millions from Star-Spangled Spectacular
Maryland, Baltimore expect millions from Star-Spangled Spectacular

The Baltimore Running Festival consistently generates about $40 million in economic impact each year, according to official estimates, and at its peak, the Grand Prix of Baltimore pumped $47 million into area hotels, restaurants and stores. Organizers of 2012's Star-Spangled Sailabration say that weeklong event poured even more money — about $166 million — into the local economy. But city officials say this week's Star-Spangled Spectacular — which marks 200 years since troops in Baltimore beat back a British invasion and the national anthem was written — could surpass all those totals. "It's the largest tourism event in our city's...

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