Reno, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Burners are already making their way to Reno and giving the local economy a boost.
Thousands of people from around the world will be making their way to the Black Rock Desert in the coming weeks for the annual Burning Man Festival and many of them are starting, or at least making a stop in Reno.
"It's the one event in Reno that stimulates our economy out of all the events that we do," said Jessica Schneider, Junkee Clothing Exchange, Owner.
Schneider along with other Midtown business owners know that burners are anything, but your typical tourist, "If you are a burner, which I am, that's part of the deal, ya know, you keep your money where it does the most good, and that's the local businesses."
Some 68,000 people are expected to attend the Burning Man Festival this year, the largest population cap since the festival's start in 1986.
Though the Burning Man Festival is more than a hundred miles northeast of Reno, there's no question The Biggest Little City benefits from the burner boom.
Schneider says, "Burning Man really does a lot for our community."
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