Survey shows tourism’s financial impact on Jackson County

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Local officials hope to use a study showing tourists spent $71.3 million while visiting Jackson County in 2012 to generate more tourism spending.

Information generated by the 2012 Economic Impact of Tourism in Jackson County report shows the local economy continues to improve even though it might not be growing elsewhere, said Tina Stark, executive director of the Jackson County Visitor Center.

“I think it could help us pick up some additional hotel rooms, and there are restaurants that might be interested in looking at those numbers when making a decision to open here,” she added.

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