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Tourism spending up in Floyd County in 2017

Joseph Tyrey of Pisgah, Iowa, catches an October wave at the Charles City Whitewater Park.  Photo by Hannah Ray J.
Joseph Tyrey of Pisgah, Iowa, catches an October wave at the Charles City Whitewater Park. Photo by Hannah Ray J.

120 jobs supported by travel spending.

Posted: Oct 12, 2018 10:06 AM

CHARLES CITY, Iowa – Travel and tourism spending in Floyd County reached $18.97 million in 2017.

That’s a 1.88 percent increase from 2016. The Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce says tourism employs 120 people in the county.

“Tourism brings people to Floyd County year-round,” commented Ginger Williams, Marketing and Tourism Coordinator of the Charles City Area Chamber of Commerce. “These visitors are bringing outside dollars into our communities to support our local businesses, visit our attractions and attend our events.”

The Iowa Tourism Office says tourism-related spending in the state increased 3.3 percent to $8.5 billion for 2017.

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