The Storm Lake Chamber of Commerce office has been a busy place over the past year. As Project AWAYSIS draws closer to completion, businesses and visitors have been stopping by the office to find information on Storm Lake and the surrounding area.
"These new faces in our community will spend their dollars on food, gas, lodging, and their number one activity: shopping," Marilyn Monson of the Chamber said. "These activities are tracked by the Iowa Department of Tourism which estimates that the average tourist family of 2.5 will spend $208.55 per day while on vacation. With over 30,345 people (as of July 28) coming to the water park and 40% of them being from out of town...you do the math."