Ramtha's School of Enlightenment (RSE) Students Infuse Yelm's Local Economy with More than $1.5 Million in the First Quarter of 2009

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RSE students injected $2,626,050 into the local economy in 2008

A large number of Ramtha School of Enlightenment (RSE) students from the United States and all over the world travel to the City of Yelm to revel in the teachings of their spiritual teacher Ramtha. Last year, RSE students from thirty-nine foreign countries visiting Yelm contributed $2,626,050 to the local economy in 2009, and in the first quarter of 2009 alone have added more than $1.5 million.

RSE regularly conducts this demographic survey to measure the economic impact RSE students make in the local community during school events. According to the data collected at these events by those students who participated in the survey, the total purchases and expenses in the local community so far this year have reached a high of $1,599,920, an increase from last year's $1,515,259 in the same period. This continuing rise in spending has surely served as a healthy boost in such grim economic times. JZK Inc., a parent company of RSE
is honored that the expenditures of dedicated RSE students have made a positive difference for the local economy.

A total of 3,022 students visiting the community have participated in the survey thus far this year, with an average amount spent per student increasing from last year to an average of $529 per student. Not only are spending amounts by students rising, the number of students attending RSE is increasing as well.

Retail sales in the Yelm area have risen 4.69% thus far this year despite falling sales in the rest of Thurston County, and the local spending by RSE students could be the factor responsible for Yelm's unprecedented growth in the midst of a global economic crisis.

Ramtha's School is very pleased that its students are supporting the local businesses in the Yelm area, creating opportunity and a more prosperous environment for its residence.

About JZ Knight
JZ Knight was born in Roswell, New Mexico, in March 1946. She is the author of the bestselling autobiography, A State of Mind: My Story, the unique channel of Ramtha the Enlightened One, and one of the most charismatic leaders of the Schools of Ancient Wisdom and the Great Work in the world today.

Press Contacts for JZ Knight:

Liam Collopy/Monique Regalado
Vice President/ Senior Account Executive
T: 310.300.0950 x 232 /245

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