Influx of tourism dollars in Muskegon translates to jobs, economic boost for region: state report

With its music and arts festivals to its beaches, breweries, museums, and more, Muskegon is increasingly drawing more tourists to the county—and an influx of visitor spending is translating to jobs and an economic boost for the region, according to a recently released statewide economic report.

 

Visitor spending increased by 3.1 percent in Muskegon County in 2017 over the previous year, according to the state of Michigan’s annual Economic Impact of Tourism report released late last week. A little more than $313.3 million was spent by visitors in Muskegon County in 2017, resulting in 4,667 direct and indirect jobs in the county. Directly, tourism dollars support 3,157 jobs in Muskegon County, according to the same report.

 

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