* Generated $45.1 million in additional tax revenues for the four years:
* $15.8 million in state and local collections.
* $29.3 million in federal collections.
While that impact is great business news for today, it's only part of the long-term story. The Summit Bechtel Reserve and the Boy Scouts of America's decision to use the property for its quadrennial jamboree and other events is likely to produce long-term benefits well beyond economic statistics.
Those 40,000 scouts will return to their home states and home countries and tell their family and friends about the wonderful time they had rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing as well as other fun in wild, wonderful, West Virginia. And as they grow to adulthood, their fond memories of our state will stick with them.
And no telling how many will come back to our state for college, future careers or with their families for future vacations. And some may even come back to our mountains and become job creators.
Huge gratitude is due to all who helped make West Virginia the home of the National Scout Jamboree.