BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - When it comes to revenue from the Miss USA Pageant, Baton Rouge came out on top.
City-parish leaders reported a significant increase in hotel and sales revenue.
In fact, Visit Baton Rouge said hotel occupancy was up more than 8 percent on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the national live broadcast from the River Center.
Officials added overall revenue in East Baton Rouge Parish was up by 13 percent.
Those numbers are compared to last year when the college baseball super regional was held in the Capital City.