Tourism Contributing To Economic Growth In Illinois
August 21, 2019
The Illinois Office of Tourism announced both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $41.7 billion in 2018 which is a $2 billion boost to the state's economy since 2017. More than 117 million visitors came to Illinois in 2018 – the 8th consecutive year of record tourism growth in the state – contributing to an increase of visitor spending, tax revenue and local jobs.
Galena Country contributed to the state's added economic domestic growth, with $203.89 million in travel expenditures (a 3.8% increase) and $5.63 million in local tax revenue (a 2.3% increase). More than 5,2...