The President and CEO of the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce says CFD 2013 should generate millions of dollars for the local economy.

Dale Steenbergen says a study released last winter found Frontier Days generates an average of $25 million annually for the local economy. He also says that all indications are that this year's Cheyenne Frontier Days should draw big or even record crowds, presumably increasing that impact.Steenbergen says for many local retailers CFD amounts to ''Christmas in July".

He also says beyond the direct financial impact CFD also offers the opportunity to showcase the community to companies that may want to locate here.