Tourism plays big role in local economy

New report highlights the benefits of tourism in Erie and Ottawa counties.


Friday, April 12, 2019 1:10 PM


According to a new report from Lake Erie Shores & Islands, tourism accounts for more than 11 million visits to Erie and Ottawa counties and generates $2.1 billion in annual sales. The tourism industry supports almost 14,000 jobs, generates $24.6 million in sales taxes, and produces $6.8 million in lodging taxes each year.

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