Tourism season is over and the kids are finally back in school. We won’t know for a few more months the exact tourist expenditures from the summer. But if we take a look at recent years, chances are good that Currituck County's numbers are growing at a record pace.
Not only does this billion-dollar industry help small businesses, but it creates jobs. In 2018, around 2,130 full and part-time jobs were supported by visitor spending, boosting company payrolls by nearly $3 million.
Currituck wasn’t the only NC county to see an overall increase in jobs last year. One hundred percent of the counties in the Tar Heel State enjoyed the same success. You read that right. Every single county in North Carolina.
Apparently in North Carolina there are three things that are certain in life: death, taxes, and jobs funded by visitor spending.
This all sounds impressive and a great thing for our economy, but why you should care? Do any of these tourists’ dollars wind up in your pocket?