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Red Oak Readies for Rare Solar Eclipse: Businesses Prepare for Influx of Visitors as Economy Benefits

BySamantha Jones

Mar 27, 2024
Texas’ economy expected to receive a boost of over $1 billion from Eclipse tourism

In less than two weeks, an estimated one million people are expected to visit Texas to witness the total solar eclipse. This event is projected to inject over $1 billion into the state’s economy. In Red Oak, locals are bracing for an unconventional Monday as the solar eclipse will cast darkness over the city for just over four minutes.

Phillip Hughes and his sister, Michelle Bezanilla, are preparing their breakfast and lunch spot, Gravy, for the influx of visitors. They are planning to streamline their menu and bring in additional help to manage the expected crowds. The economic impact of the eclipse is estimated to be nearly $1.4 billion in Texas, with $13 million in Ellis County alone where Red Oak is located.

Red Oak Area Chamber of Commerce is anticipating a significant increase in revenue as they prepare for this major event for their community. Clint Woodward, President and CEO of Red Oak Area Chamber of Commerce advises local businesses to hire extra staff, ensure sufficient inventory and advise residents to stock up on essentials ahead of time. The event may potentially start as early as Friday and last through the weekend creating excitement in Red Oak community.

At Gravy, the owners are looking forward to this opportunity to engage with new customers and create a festive atmosphere. They plan to celebrate this rare celestial event with their guests by offering a unique experience that marks this occasion. Woodward emphasizes that it’s important for everyone in Red Oak community gear up to welcome visitors and make most out of this economic boost while creating a memorable experience for all who come witness the solar eclipse.

With only two weeks left before the big day, preparations are underway throughout Texas as people eagerly anticipate this rare celestial event that will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on both the economy and communities across

By Samantha Jones

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