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Economic Impact of Tourism

  • Henrico County captured $879.6 million (+3.2%) in spending by domestic travelers during 2016, the most of any locality in central Virginia and the fifth highest in Virginia, according to a newly-released study for the Virginia Tourism Corp.
  • “Tourism is a major driver of Henrico’s and our region’s economies,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “By staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants and supporting other businesses, visitors contribute directly to our high quality of life. Their spending supports jobs and investment, and it helps to fund a variety of public services, including schools, parks and public safety.”
  • In 2016, Henrico’s parks and sports complexes hosted 135 tournaments which generated an estimated $46.1 million in local spending.
  • New athletic facilities such as Greenwood and Taylor Parks and other 2016 bond projects will offer Henrico the opportunity to bring in more sports business. In 2016, over $42M in economic impact was left on the table due to lack of facilities.
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Summer 2017 Highlights

  • Hosted 19 youth baseball tournaments & 271 games over 69-day-span
  • Hosted 11 youth softball tournaments & 459 games over 25-day-span
  • Hosted 11 adult softball tournaments & 564 games over 87-day-span
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Henrico County Tourism (click to expand)

 
 
 
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Regional Tourism Economic Impact

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