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Tourists spent a record $7.98 billion in Utah

Salt Lake City (May 25,2016) – Travelers to Utah spent a record $7.98 billion in the state in 2014 and generated an estimated $1.09 billion in total state and local tax revenue, according to a recent study completed by the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the David Eccles School of Business. Domestic and international visitor spending ($6.8 billion) exceeded Utah’s largest exports of primary metals ($4.2 billion) and computers and electronics ($2.4 billion), making travel and tourism the largest “export” industry in the state.

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The Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute seeks to be a vital gathering place and center for independent economic, demographic and public policy data, research and analysis in Utah. Our mission is to develop and share economic, demographic and public policy data and research that helps community leaders make informed decisions.

 

 

AN INITIATIVE OF THE DAVID ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS