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Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.


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Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.

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Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Tourism articles below.


The Travel & Tourism Game

Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

Barbados And Medical Tourism: A Perfect Match

Barbados is a medical tourism hub of excellence and a leading destination for IVF, rehabilitation, and a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.

Travel Push for Tourists

The tourism industry supports nearly nine million jobs in the U.S., but a dip in overseas visitors in 2017 has led to the creation of the Visit U.S. Coalition to put out the welcome mat.

New York: Niagara Falls Revitalization Moves Forward

Work has begun on Restore the Gorge, a $2.1-million project that augments Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $70-million revitalization of Niagara Falls State Park, aimed at strengthening the tourism industry in downtown Niagara Falls.

South Carolina: York County Leads In Job Growth

In 1Q 2017, York County, SC had the highest percentage increase of employment among the 346 largest counties in the U.S.

A Blueprint For Success In Rural Colorado

At least 17 communities across Colorado will be involved in initiatives that include branding, coworking, film production, outdoor recreation and tourism promotion.

Game Winner

Canton, OH is upgrading its football legacy with an ambitious mixed-use development built around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

$60M Porsche Experience Center Opens In Los Angeles

The 53-acre complex will serve as the company's premier West Coast destination for the public, and features a driver development track, a race car exhibit and fine-dining restaurant.

Tourism: A World of Scenic Wonder

As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial year, the crown jewels of America’s scenic treasures are gearing up to break last year’s record number of visitors, which topped 305 million.

Viking Cruises Selects New Orleans For Launch Of Mississippi River Cruise Service

Viking River Cruises project to result in over 780 new direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana.

Business Report: Lindt Expands To Add Ghirardelli Line In Stratham, NH

The New Hampshire facility is the chocolate maker’s only plant outside of Switzerland that can process its products from start to finish.

Cashing In on History’s Riches

Tourism is a $1.2-trillion industry in the United States. New York recently joined the growing number of states forging a path to growth by mining its heritage for tourist dollars.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

July / August 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 4)

The July / August 2020 Issue features our 16th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19.

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