Posted date: Jul 5, 2021
by: Admin My Local Life
The huge Economic Impact of Tourism is sometimes difficult to understand. However, in 2018, Kansas Travel and Tourism reported that state-wide the Economic Impact was $11 Billion. This includes over 96,590 Jobs (5% of all employment in the state which has grown for seven straight years, outpacing state employment growth), $638 million in state and local government revenues with Kansas hosting 35.6 million visitors. Currently, TOURISM is one of the largest Industries in the State of Kansas.
To increase awareness of tourism opportunities among visitors to our state, the Tourism Division will be housed within Business Development at the Kansas Department of Commerce. The Department already features several tools aimed at increasing tourism, including the Kansas Athletic Commission and the STAR Bond program.