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Saudi Riches Revive Rochester's Economy

Rochester’s struggling economic structure received an infusion from Saudi Arabia’s royal family, according to the Star Tribune and the Pioneer Press.

The royal family “spent enough money during their visit this week to remedy the area’s economic woes for the year,? the Star Tribune reported.

They spent between $1 million to 2.5 million during their eight day stay, the Pioneer Press reported.

Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz arrived in Rochester on Nov. 15, with “at least five Saudi princes and hundreds of others,? the Star Tribune reported.

Although the king left Rochester Wednesday, some of the group remains behind still, according to the Star Tribune.