With summer in full gear, many visitors will once again be making their way to Wisconsin as part of a thriving tourism industry in the state.
State Representative Gary Tauchen says Wisconsin has seen a boon of a strong tourism numbers over that past year that really contributes to the economy.
“Tourism in Wisconsin has just been going through the roof,” Tauchen claimed. “This past year, we had over 100 million people that traveled to Wisconsin. That’s up from last year and the economic impact of tourism in the state of Wisconsin is over $20 billion.”
Tauchen says that number has grown by 35 percent over the past 11 years. He says those numbers should excite Wisconsin residents because they’re the ones who benefit directly.
“When more people come to our state it means we don’t have to pay quite as much taxes because the tax differential that impacts the state of Wisconsin is $650 per household, so it’s significant in getting more people to come to the state.”
Recently Wisconsin hosted the U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills, near Hartford.