Hudson Valley Tourism Spending Surpasses $3 Billion in 2016

Clermont State Historic Site, Dutchess County via Wikipedia

In 2016, Hudson Valley raked in some serious tourism dough according to a recent report by Tourism Economics. The Highland Current reported on the report and brought to light some fascinating stats about tourism in the Hudson Valley.

You can read Tourism Economics’ full report, but here are some of the numbers we pulled from the story:

– Statewide, tourism pulled in $64.8 billion in 2016.

– NYC took in 65% of those state tourism dollars, while the Hudson Valley took 5%.

– Westchester received the most with $1.8 billion, followed by Dutchess ($568 million). Orange, Rockland, Columbia, and Putnam follow.

– Tourism supported 56,348 jobs, and brought in $1.9 billion in labor income in the Hudson Valley in 2016.

– Statewide, tourism supported over 780,000 jobs, making it the fourth-largest employer in 2016.

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