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Door County tourism numbers gain strength

Gov. Walker touts visitors' impact on local, state economy

11:03 AM, May 6, 2013
During an appearance at Door County Maritime Museum on Friday, Gov. Scott Walker told reporters and local leaders that traveler spending in Door County increased 6.5 percent in 2012.
During an appearance at Door County Maritime Museum on Friday, Gov. Scott Walker told reporters and local leaders that traveler spending in Door County increased 6.5 percent in 2012.
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The total impact of traveler spending in Door County increased 6.5 percent to $367.5 million in 2012, according to statistics released Friday by the state Department of Tourism and the Door County Visitor Bureau.

The total, which includes both direct and indirect spending, was included in tourism's $16.8 billion impact on the state economy, a 5 percent statewide increase. During a news conference at the Door County Maritime Museum, Gov. Scott Walker said the state of Wisconsin greeted 96.6 million visitors last year.

Door County ranked seventh out of Wisconsin's 72 counties, generating ...

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