Local businesses weigh impact of 'Wild' filming

Local businesses weigh impact of 'Wild' filming

Ashland businesses are weighing the economic impact on downtown after scenes were shot for the movie "Wild."

During the filming, downtown Ashland was blocked off to vehicles. Pedestrians were held back for short periods as crews worked on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon.

That caused a drop-off in customers for some downtown businesses, but other companies and individuals netted income from the movie shoot.

The filming brought 110 film professionals to Ashland for three to six days per person, said city of Ashland Management Analyst Ann Seltzer.

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