Honest-to-Goodness Economic Benefit
- It takes only 380 visitors to support one new job in Indiana.
- Every 488 Indiana visitors generate enough state and local taxes to pay for one Indiana public school student.
- Having grown 5.8%, the tourism industry was the fastest growing job sector in the Indiana economy in 2015.
- Each Indiana visitor spent an average of $147 locally on transportation, hotel, food and beverage, shopping and entertainment.
- Each visitor generated roughly $32 in tax receipts, $18 of which went to state and local authorities.
- If visitors stopped coming to Indiana, each of its 2.5 million households would have to pay an additional $550 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.
2013 Economic Impact of Tourism in Indiana
Total Indiana tourism expenditures surpassed $10.3 billion in 2013 An increase of 5.2%, 3 times faster than total US tourism growth
In 2013 Indiana businesses welcomed over 72 million visitors
Indiana visitors contributed $7.9 billion to Indiana gross domestic product (GDP)
The tourism industry supported more than 187,000 jobs Directly employing over 140,000 people
The Indiana tourism industry generated Over $2.2 billion in 2013 tax receipts
During 2013, Indiana retained about 77¢ of every $1 spent by visitors in the state Reflective of a vibrant and diverse state economy