Following up on honestcritic's comments. How much did the "government" spend of our bucks to bring in VW. Great Idea! How much of the rest of the state did that help? probably not much. Don't see everyone locally crying over that one. The show's production does bring in around 10 times the production costs to a local area, for hotels, equipment, food, labor, etc. May not help the rest of the state directly, but it will put other money in the state tax coffers.