The tourism industry is big business in West Virginia employing nearly 45,000 people and generating $4.14 billion in direct-travel spending. But not only is it big business statewide, it also greatly impacts Upshur County.
Upshur County benefits with 430 jobs related to tourism in our county, $29.3 million in direct tourist spending and $2.27 million in state and local taxes plus an additional $282,000 in revenue that is exclusively local.
West Virginia Legislators could spur greater economic impact by supporting Governor Jim Justice’s plan to increase tourism marketing dollars by $14 million in West Virginia. More visitors coming here means more spend, more tax revenues and more jobs in the industry.
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The 430 jobs tourism employs in Upshur County already have a huge economic impact. Our legislators have an opportunity to make an investment in jobs and our future. Everyone in our state needs to encourage lawmakers to make this $14 million investment in West Virginia’s future.
Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau