The Tacoma Tall Ships Organization folks appeared before a Tacoma city council committee to discuss their economic impact statement.
Earlier this month, organizers released a study showing a $19.2 million impact. And that played well with the members of the economic development committee.
Councilman Rick Talbert seemed particularly impressed with the infrastructure improvements the festival brought to the Thea Foss Waterway. And, he added, “what isn’t measurable is the positive impact for Tacoma and Pierce County from people who visited here.”