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Business owners in a tiny desert town are 'excited but apprehensive' to see whether a $220 million bet on billionaire Richard Branson's spaceport will pay off

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The owner of the Rocket Inn in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, says the business and the town have seen little impact from the $220 million the state used to construct Spaceport America.
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New Mexico, one of the poorest states in the US, paid $220 million to build Spaceport America.
Sunday's launch has some hopeful that space tourism will revitalize their struggling town.
Other business owners are skeptical, saying they've seen little positive impact from the investment.
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