As soon as the presumed GOP nominee Donald Trump announced his upcoming visit to the new Grand Park Events Center in Westfield, Ind., my Facebook was in an uproar.
Many – if not all – posts on my feed were extremely negative, with expressions of horror and distaste in Trump visiting the city. All political views aside, this is a good thing for Westfield. An extremely good thing.
Here are my top three reasons as to why you should be excited about Trump visiting your hometown:
- Economic Impact
Wow, this one’s a doozy. Where Trump goes, the people will follow. That means our Westfield businesses will be loaded with out-of-towners, which means more and more and more money for Westfield.
- Grand Park Exposure
As one Facebook user asked, ‘Why doesn’t Trump hold his rally at Bridgewater?’ Hordes of people come for the Trump show, and The Bridgewater Club has a 200-something capacity before the fire marshal says no more. The Grand Park Events Center holds thousands. It is fiscally irresponsible for Trump to hold his rally at The Bridgewater Club. If that’s his option, he may as well not even hold a rally. Cue Grand Park. And this, like all of Trump’s events, will receive national exposure. That means Grand Park and our little Westfield will be plastered across the nation.
To all those doubters still searching for the pros of Grand Park, here you go. Trump is exhibiting not just the sports aspect of Grand Park, but also all other events – such as rallies, shows, etc. – that can be held there.
This may just revolve around media and city officials, but a presidential candidate in Westfield? Do you know what a connection with Trump and his team can do for a person?
As I said, all political views aside. If you don’t like Trump, don’t go to the rally. But at least have the respect for your city to appreciate the impact the rally will have on our economy.
Change happens. Grow with it.
Edit: This is not an opinion or view of the publication I work for.