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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tourism IS Economic Development!

We have the new Economic Impact numbers for FY 2009 and they are impressive. Based on a Tourism Impact Analysis done by Columbus State University, in FY 2009, we had 1.5 million visitors to Columbus, $359 million was generated in annual visitor expenditures, and 6,900 jobs exist because of tourism. Plus, for every $1 the CVB spent on advertising, Columbus received $11 return on investment.

I definitely think the word is getting out there about Columbus, and what a fantastic place it is to visit!



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