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State creates hospitality jobs in Connecticut

Posted on April 21, 2015

The state said that tourism was responsible for creating many hospitality jobs in Connecticut.

The results of an economic impact study of the tourism industry showed that generated $14 billion in total sales in 2013 – a three-percent increase from the prior year.

Tourism supports more than 118,000 jobs statewide – including 80,000 direct jobs – representing 5.3 percent of all employment in the state. Approximately 5,000 new jobs have been created in the industry since the end of the recession.

In addition to the direct economic impact generated by attractions, hotels, restaurants and other destinations, visitor spending benefits the entire state with $1.6 billion in tax revenue, including $513.4 million in state taxes and $344.6 million in local taxes. According to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, lodging occupancy tax generated $105 million, a $3-million increase from 2012.

In addition to the direct economic impact generated by attractions, hotels, restaurants and other destinations, visitor spending benefits the entire state with $1.6 billion in tax revenue, including $513.4 million in state taxes and $344.6 million in local taxes. According to the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services, lodging occupancy tax generated $105 million, a $3-million increase from 2012.

“From incredible parks and green space, to great beaches and attractions, Connecticut’s economy benefits significantly from tourism,” Governor Malloy said. “Our smart decisions and significant commitments are yielding great results, with strong job and economic growth. Connecticut is an incredible place to live and visit – and we’re working hard today so that our state has an even brighter future tomorrow.”