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Brunswick County Spending By Visitors Increases By 5.7 Percent To $418 Million

August 17, 2012 - Brunswick County, NC The North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced recently that domestic visitors to and within Brunswick County spent over $418 million in 2011, an increase of 5.7% from 2010.

Tourism impact highlights for 2011:

  • The travel and tourism industry directly employees more than 4,670 in Brunswick County.
  • Total payroll generated by the tourism industry in Brunswick County was over $75 Million.
  • State tax revenue generated in Brunswick County totaled over $20 million through state sales and excise taxes, and taxes on personal and corporate income. Approximately $26 million in local taxes were generated from sales and property tax revenue from travel-generated and travel-supported businesses.

Gov. Beverly Perdue announced in May that visitors to North Carolina spent a record $18.4 billion in 2011, an increase of 8.2 percent from 2010.

These statistics are from the "2011 Economic Impact Of Travel On North Carolina Counties." The study was prepared for the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development by the U.S. Travel Association.

Statewide highlights include:

  • State tax receipts as a result of visitor spending neared $1 billion in 2011 and have increased nearly 52 percent in the last 10 years.
  • Visitors spend more than $50 million per day in North Carolina and contribute over $4.3 million per day in state and local tax revenues as a result of that spending (nearly $3 million in state taxes and over $1.5 million in local taxes).
  • The travel and tourism industry directly employees nearly 200,000 North Carolinians.



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