In Greene County, tourism is an integral and driving component of the Greene County economy, sustaining 9.5% of salaried employment.
Visitors to Greene County generated business sales of $472 million, directly and indirectly, in 2011.
Tourism is a diverse composite of economic activities, including transportation, recreation, retail, lodging, and food & beverage sectors.
In addition to direct tourism industries, the manufacturing sector and business services sectors are important tourism beneficiaries as suppliers.
In the absence of the state and local taxes generated by tourism, each Ohio household would need to pay $600 to maintain the current level of government services.
The tourism industry generated $61 million in taxes in 2011.
Tourism generated $31 million in state and local taxes.
$19 million in state taxes
$12 million in local taxes
Source: Tourism Economics, The Economic Impact of Tourism in Greene County, Ohio (July, 2012)