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Saudi royalty helps cure Rochester's economic fall

The recent eight-day visit by Saudi Arabia's royal family helped to remedy the city's economic woe's for the year, reported a Rochester Post-Bulletin article.

Rochester officials say the family spent enough money, $1 million to $2.5 million, to help the economy.

Accompanied by at least five Saudi princes and hundreds of others, Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz arrived in Rochester on Nov. 15 for a check up at Mayo Clinic.

The king left Wednesday, but others from his group still remain in the city.

The family's spending should help the recent slight economic strain that started in October, said Brad Jones executive director of Rochester Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Mayo Clinic did not acknowledge the visit from the Saudi Arabian king, stated the article.