Press Release from Carrollton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau – Jonathan Dorsey
According to the just-released preliminary results of the state’s annual economic impact of tourism on GA counties report, visitors spent just over $144 million in Carroll County last year. That is 8 percent more than in 2013! Tourism was responsible for the creation and/or support of 1,260 jobs in our county last year – 4.5 percent more than in 2013. That visitor spending generated $9.42 million in state and local taxes, which means about $240 in tax savings to each Carroll County household. In other words, our local government would have had to collect $240 more from each household in property taxes to fund the same level of service without tourism. Our rate of growth over 2013 means Carroll County had the most growth in tourism spending in the 17-county Historic High Country Travel Region. This growth is the result of a true team mentality among partners across Carroll, from lodging, restaurants and recreation departments to museums and events sponsors, government and business… Carroll County has a winning tourism team and these numbers prove it!