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Stats & Facts – Week of June 12, 2017

Published on June 15, 2017

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A banner year for tourism

2016 tourism had the highest economic impact for Huntsville/Madison County at $1.19 billion…a 4.9% increase over 2015’s level.

Visitors like us…they really like us

There were 3.1 million visitors to Huntsville/Madison County in 2016, up from 2.9 million in 2015.

Moving on up

Madison County ranked third for most visitors.

Tourism’s significant local impact

Tourism supported 15,413 jobs, accounting for 8.58% of total employment in Huntsville/Madison County.

Top attractions

657,000 people visited the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in 2016, most among paid attractions. The Huntsville Botanical Garden was fifth with 276,952 and the EarlyWorks Family of Museums was ninth with 174,000 visitors.

Stats & Facts is a weekly series covering City of Huntsville economic development announcements, relevant national and regional statistics that could impact the Rocket City region and informational nuggets that span industries. It is compiled by Business Relations Officer Harrison Diamond.