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RBC Heritage economic impact at $96M

The RBC Heritage Classic Foundation is releasing the economic impact of the tournament this year.

An economic impact survey will be conducted by Clemson University and South Carolina University. Both universities found visitors spent more than $96 million during the tournament week from April 14 to 20.

"Any kind of impact like that to a community is significant. Again, the publicity of the tournament, the charitable giving created by the tournament also very important and the overall effect is much more greater than any number that was given here today," said Chairman, Heritage Foundation, Simon Fraser.

Students from South Carolina University and the Beaufort Department of Hospitality Management collected nearly 1,500 surveys from spectators, while using an iPad based survey during the tournament.

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