A cash flow amounting over $350 million will enter Houston during the Super Bowl Li, according to Houston Host Committee Chairman Ric Campo. $45 million of the said amount will be tax revenue shared by the city, Harris County, its Sports Authority, and Metro.
When asked how beneficial is the event for the Houston locals, two men working near minimum wage jobs on Discovery Green shared they are happy to have steady income.
However, some complain that the elites will receive more of the revenues. “The citizens should benefit way more than a lot of these businesses are benefiting,” said citizen Ivan Vaughn.
On the other hand, Campo said it’s about creating jobs for Houstonians long term, with the payoff for most of the city hinging on the event’s success.
Campo furthered that the Super Bowl is Houston’s chance to show its greatness and attract new businesses that could lead to more better paying jobs.
“It’s not about how much money I make today,” Campo said. “It’s about can I make money for my life?”