What economic impacts does tourism have?

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council’s 2015 Benchmarking Report, when measuring the direct, indirect, and induced impact, the Travel & Tourism sector supported 13.7 million jobs or 9.3% of total employment in the US in 2014.

Out of the eight researched sectors, Travel & Tourism is the second biggest job generator in the US, supporting 18 jobs for every US$1 million spent – larger than the economy average of 16 jobs per $1 million in spending.

Based on the conservative estimate of $1.8M direct spending in the region, the Parkhurst Field project would support over 32 jobs in the area once opened. In addition, the construction of Parkhurst Field would support approximately 20 construction jobs, based on most national construction reports.

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