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Economic Impact of Tourism

  • Henrico County captured $963.5 million (+5.2 %) in spending by domestic travelers during 2018, 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.
  • “Henrico County is pleased to roll out the welcome mat for tourists and other visitors,” County Manager John A. Vithoulkas said. “Tourism is quickly becoming a billion-dollar industry for the county . . . Every dollar spent by visitors at hotels and other businesses ripples through our local economy, providing jobs for residents and much-needed support for schools, public safety and other local services.”
  • In 2019, Henrico’s hosted 186 tournaments which generated an estimated $66.2 million in local spending.
  • New athletic facilities such as Glover Park and other 2016 bond projects offer Henrico the opportunity to bring in more sports business. In 2019, $60.7M in economic impact was left on the table due to lack of facilities for outdoor sports.

Henrico County Tourism (click to expand)

Regional Tourism Economic Impact

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