Visitor expenditures grew 10 percent in Scott County


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Posted Online: Sept. 26, 2012, 11:44 am
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Press release submitted by Quad City Conventioni and Visitors Bureau

Visitor expenditures grew 10% in Scott County 2011 over 2010; total visitor spending for Scott and Rock Island Counties is $767 million

Visitors to Scott County increased their spending by 10 percent in 2011 over 2010, according to the 2011 county by county impact on tourism statistics released by the US Travel Association.

For Scott County:

Total visitor expenditures, $566,000,000, an increase of 10.8%

Total payroll, $86,700,000, an increase of 5.4%

Total employment, 5,800, an increase of 3.3%

Total state taxes generated, $27,700,000, an increase of 4.2%

Total local taxes generated, $8,700,000, an increase of 7.9%

"These are terrific numbers and show that travel and tourism continues to lead the pace in economic recovery," said Joe Taylor, President/CEO, Quad Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau, today (Tuesday) when 385 passengers of the American Queen, docked in Davenport, were touring the Quad Cities. "The role of the Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau is to create jobs and stimulate the local economy by bringing visitors here who then spend their visitor dollars here."

When combined with numbers for Rock Island County previously released in July, total tourism statistics for the two counties are as follows:

Total visitor expenditures: $767,000,000

Payroll: $137,700,000

Employment: 7,560

State tax receipts: $37,000

Local tax receipts: $12,400,000




















 




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