Last year, Oswego County witnessed a record visitor spending of $ 146 million

Published on : Thursday, September 7, 2017

Oswego CountyLast year, visitors who visited Oswego County spent a record of over $146 million which is nearly a 7 percent rise from $136 million that visitors a year earlier, as confirmed by the government of Oswego County announced.

One can find these figures in the 2016 “Economic Impact Study of Tourism in New York,” – a study performed by the Tourism Economics, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania–based travel-data company.

The company was hired by the Empire State Development to research on the economic impact in terms of visitor spending in different counties in New York.

To quote Roy Reehil, Oswego County Legislator in a recent press release, “from 2015 [to 2016], visitor spending in Oswego County increased 6.8 percent to $146,013,000, with tourism employment growing 8.5 percent. That shows that the county is doing a great job in support and promotion of our tourism industry and that the sector can be a growth industry in the future. With nearly 10 percent of all Oswego County employment generated by visitors currently, my hope is that those numbers will grow and the sector can provide new business and employment opportunities for many years to come.”

Reehil acts as the chairman of the county legislature’s economic development and planning committee.

Some of the main attractions of Oswego County include fishing that attracts anglers across twenty countries from the world and from every state of the United States followed by some important events like Harborfest and Super DIRT Week, historic landmarks like the Fort Ontario, and recreational activities like paddling and multi-use trails.


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