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December 15, 2017
WOUB Local News
WOUB Local News
Tourism in Athens County
(2008-09-10)
(WOUB) - New numbers are out on tourism in Athens County and they show visitors generated business sales of $119 million dollars in 2007.

A report delivered yesterday by Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Paige Alost says "Tourism is an integral and driving component of the Athens County economy, sustaining 10.5 percent of all jobs."

That would include jobs in recreation, retail and lodging.

The report says the number of jobs is 2,000....and the wages paid were $32 million dollars.
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