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Small-market label doesn't fit Green Bay Packers

Economics professor Kevin Quinn says team not only affects area economy, but also culture

8:30 AM, Mar. 1, 2012
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The Green Bay Packers play in the smallest of professional sports cities, but they should not be confused with being a small-market team.

There are several reasons for that, says Kevin Quinn, professor of economics and associate academic dean at St. Norbert College, who spoke on the team's impact on the area Wednesday at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County in Green Bay.

A major factor is the National Football League's revenue sharing, which last year provided teams with $160 million in revenue. Another is the Packers' marketability beyond its hometown. As an example, Quinn said the ...

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