- Hundreds of companies in Lancaster benefit from tourism through their direct interaction with visitors (i.e. attractions, restaurants, gas stations, etc.), but these benefits also ripple outward to businesses in the industry’s supply chain, such as farmers, printers, builders, cleaning suppliers, landscapers — the list goes on.
- Over 8 million visitors to Lancaster County directly spent $1.97 billion in 2015, creating a total tourism impact of $2.64 billion in the county.
- This visitor spending supported more than 24,000 county jobs which makes tourism the fifth largest non-agriculture private sector employer in the county, accounting for 1 of every 15 such jobs.
- State and local tax revenue generated by the tourism industry saves each Lancaster County household $997 annually in such taxes.
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