Tourism economy grows nearly 8% in Wisconsin during 2011
Wisconsin’s tourism economy grew by nearly 8 percent last year.
A study for the state Department of Tourism says the state saw a 7.6 percent rise in visitors from 2010. And visitor spending of $10 billion generated $16 billion in total business sales, up 7.6 percent from $14.8 billion in 2010.
More than 95 million people visited Wisconsin. Lodging sales increased 18 percent from 2009. Visitors generated $1.3 billion in state and local revenue and $950 million in federal taxes in 2011.
Read more at Green Bay Press Gazette
Seems the media will not credit the Walker administration with the good news.