Economy
9:58 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Spider-Man 2 = Tourism Dollars

Local tourism officials are looking forward to Columbia Pictures bringing production crews here to Rochester to film scenes for the upcoming movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Governor Cuomo announced this week that some scenes will be shot here, and the production will require 3-thousand hotel room nights in Rochester.
When and where the filming takes place remains a mystery, but Don Jefferies, President and CEO of VisitRochester, says this will have a big economic impact, around three million dollars, and it could lead to more productions in the future.
Jefferies estimates the film business overall has a 23-million dollar economic impact each year in Rochester.
Crews from the production company are in Rochester Friday to scout out locations for the shoot.