— North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Anthony M. Copeland introduced Monday that North Carolina tourism generated document customer spending in 2016 with a complete of $22.9 billion, a four.three p.c improve from 2015.

“Nearly 50 million individuals from throughout the United States visited North Carolina locations final yr,” Copeland mentioned. “The cash they spent supported 218,340 jobs and greater than 45,000 companies.”

Tourism industry-supported employment topped 218,000 jobs to set one other document for the state.

The analysis was commissioned by Visit North Carolina and carried out by the United States Travel Association.

Visitors spent practically $63 million per day in North Carolina final yr.

North Carolina Tourism Facts

• Visitors to North Carolina generated about $three.6 billion in federal, state and native taxes in 2016, a four.eight p.c improve from 2015.

• State tax receipts on account of customer spending rose 5.2 p.c to just about $1.2 billion in 2016.

• Local tax receipts from customer spending grew four.eight p.c to $692.eight million in 2016.

• Direct tourism employment in North Carolina elevated three.2 p.c to 218,340 individuals within the .

NC tourism generates document customer spending in 2016 by: Farah Grimm published:


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