What does the move to the Atlantic Coast Conference mean for the South Bend economy?
There was no better place to find out than at the Chamber Business Expo at the Century Center Wednesday evening.
More than 1,300 business people were there to mingle and network.
Tricia Wainscott owns and manages the Kilwin's right across the street from Notre Dame in Eddy Street Commons.
She says the move to the ACC means folks who haven't been here before and follow sports other than football may come for a visit.
"Anything that is going to be helpful for Notre Dame, helpful for the area, the community, for our business," says Wainscott.
Jeff Rea with the Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County says not only will new visitors be coming to town, but they'll probably be staying longer too.
"We also think just the geography and people will travel here and when they travel here they'll use our airport, they'll stay in our hotels, they'll eat at our restaurants, they'll shop at our stores and typically because of the distance they're traveling, we hope that they'll stay for a couple days," says Rea.
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