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Study: Tourism Contributes USD 15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

HARTFORD, Conn: Connecticut’s tourism industry continues to be a proven generator of business sales, tax revenues and statewide jobs. In one of the strongest years in the past decade, tourism posted $15.5 billion in total business sales in 2017—a 5.5% increase over 2015. This finding and others are outlined in an economic
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Tourism business in Connecticut is coming up big, study finds

The set for play “Hamilton” as it appeared during its run at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford in December 2018. The set for play “Hamilton” as it appeared during its run at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford in December 2018. Photo: Luther Turmelle /Hearst Connecticut Media / Photo:
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Tourism Contributes $15.5 Billion to Connecticut Economy, Supports Seven Consecutive Years of Job Growth

SALES: $15.5 billion in business sales supported by traveler spending—up 5.5% since 2015 TAXES: $2.2 billion in tax revenues, including $960 million in state/local taxes JOBS: 84,254 jobs directly supported by tourism (total of 123,500 both direct/indirect jobs)—reflecting seven consecutive years of increasing tourism employment and making tourism the 8th largest employment sector in the