How Much Money Does Mardi Gras Mean for Louisiana? [VIDEO]
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about this year's Mardi Gras across the state, the economic impact and, now that the carnival season is past, what's next for tourism for the Pelican State.
Nungesser regales KEEL listeners with his Mardi Gras itinerary, including his day attending parade's in Kenner (where he was Grand Marshal) and Metarie. "We had so many great celebrations all over the state," he says, "This year, for the first time, we started a mardigras.louisianatravel.com website and we started marketing Mardi Gras all over the state."
The Lieutenant Governor also emphasizes the economic impact of Mardi Gras on the state, citing numbers saying that the carnival season brings in $400 million to the Crescent City alone.
Hear Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty weekday mornings from 6 til 9 on 101.7 / 710 KEEL, or by downloading the free KEEL app, presented by Office Furniture Source.