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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 impact study announced …

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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 state SPENDING: Visitors drove …

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4 Ways Influencer Marketing Contributes to Conversions – By Corey Padveen

While influencer marketing offers a number of mechanisms through which conversions can be driven and optimized, these are four examples that any brand – large or small – can begin leveraging today. Build Recommendation Engines Peer recommendations have long been the most trusted source of referral traffic when it comes to new users or customers. …

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Small Business Contributes to Massive Christmas Season on Amazon

Amazon announced the 2018 holiday shopping season was one for the record books. And small and medium-sized businesses contributed to more than 50% of the items sold on Amazon stores this holiday season. The online retailer said the record-breaking numbers were the result of more items being ordered worldwide than ever before. Additionally, tens of …

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Contributes $33 Million to ‘Dreamers’ Scholarships

Multi-billionaire Jeff Bezos certainly knows how to spend his money where it counts. Along with wife MacKenzie, the Amazon CEO—who was recently declared the world’s richest man—gave away $33 million on Friday to help fund the scholarships for Dreamers, immigrant youths who arrived in the US without proper documentation. Mr. Bezos’ donation will go directly to …

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