Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Fun, Beauty and Culture Support Economic Growth

Economist Jim Robson talks about the employment impact of tourism in Utah in a recent Trendlines magazine article:
The leisure and hospitality industry provides a significant number of jobs, wages, and economic activity within Utah.  Not only do Utahns enjoy the great beauty, diversity, and year round recreation, travel, and tourism activities within the state, but people flock here from all parts of the globe.  The visitors to our ski resorts, national and state parks, historical sites, and festivals bring with them the income that sustains the economic vitality of many communities across the state.

Ten counties in Utah derive more than 15 percent of their nonfarm jobs from the leisure and hospitality industry. For these counties, and others in the nonmetropolitan parts of the state, recreation, travel, and tourism activities are main economic drivers.
You can read the full article by clicking here.

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