Report pointed out that tourism attracted $1 billion to Washtenaw County

Published on : Friday, January 5, 2018

Washtenaw CountyVisitors applauded at different sporting events, explored art and history museums, visited local attractions and finally poured about $1.1 billion revenue into the Washtenaw County economy in 2016, as per a recent report published by Michigan-based research and consulting firm Anderson Economic Group.

Statistics comprise the 2016 report, surpassed those in the report of 2014, along with the addition of approximately 9,000 full-time job opportunities and 731,000 hotel stays all through the county.

Click in the website to know more about the effects that 3.7 million visitors came to Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Dexter and Chelsea and different adjoining communities and their impact on the Washtenaw County economy.

Mary Kerr, president and CEO of the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, explained in a letter that the effect of tourism in Washtenaw County carries on to rise in the 2016 report.

“The increase in total visitors and visitor spending speaks to the charm and appeal of our world-class dining, attractions, and events,” Kerr said. “Additionally, we’re thrilled that employment solely supported by visitor spending has grown to almost 9,000 full-time equivalent jobs in Washtenaw County.”

The year 2016 witnessed the collaboration of the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti tourism organizations into the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, a move Kerr described “truly paid off with the best, most effective team working in unison to attract visitors to Washtenaw County.”

Margaret Wyzlic, communications manager for the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau, stated that a huge team has permitted the organization to have a greater effect.

“It also helps us to avoid overlapping our efforts so we can be more efficient and move forward in a more impactful way,” Wyzlic said.


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