Honest-to-Goodness Economic Benefit
- It takes only 382 visitors to support one new job in Indiana.
- Every 525 Indiana visitors generate enough state and local taxes to pay for one Indiana public school student.
- Excluding government, tourism is the 6th largest industry in Indiana.
- Each Indiana visitor spent an average of $142 locally on transportation, hotel, food and beverage, shopping and entertainment.
- Each visitor generated roughly $30 in tax receipts, $16 of which went to state and local authorities.
- If visitors stopped coming to Indiana, each of its 2,481,000 households would have to pay an additional $472 in state & local taxes in order to maintain current levels of tax receipts.
- Indiana was able to retain about 76¢ of every $1 spent by visitors.
2012 Economic Impact of Tourism in Indiana
Total Indiana tourism expenditures surpassed $10 billion in 2012 An increase of 5.2%, 3 times faster than total US tourism growth
In 2012 Indiana businesses welcomed over 71 million visitors
Indiana visitors contributed $7.7 billion to Indiana gross domestic product (GDP)
The tourism industry supported more than 180,000 jobs Directly employing over 140,000 people
The Indiana tourism industry generated Over $2.1 billion in 2012 tax receipts
During 2012, Indiana retained about 76¢ of every $1 spent by visitors in the state Reflective of a vibrant and diverse state economy