Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaking about positive and measurable benefits of tourism on the state economy during a visit to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on Friday, May 3, 2013.
Wisconsin Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett joined the governor at this informal news conference held at the Door County Maritime Museum. Governor Walker is pleased that reports on the economic impact of Wisconsin’s tourism have shown unusual strength and growth in what has been a slow economy for the past few years.
The State Dept. of Tourism reports that for every dollar spent on tourism advertising, six dollars were returned to the state in additional tax revenue. In addition, visitors generated $1.3 billion in state & local taxes in 2012, saving Wisconsin taxpayers nearly $575 per household.
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Governor Walker and Secretary Klett were joined in speaking by Bob Desh Executive Director of the Door County Maritime Museum and Jack Moneypenny, President of the Door County Visitor Bureau. Afterward, they took time to enjoy a brief tour of the historical Tug John Purves.
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