2016 Rutherford County Tourism Impact
Tourism in Rutherford County continues to grow at an impressive rate. According to figures released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association, Rutherford County saw an increase of 4.9% in tourist spending from 2015 to 2016.
The county’s tourism-related spending in 2016 increased from $316.45 to $331.89 million, placing it in the top 10 counties across the state for travel-related expenditures.
“This increase is proof that we’re doing what we said we would. Tourism continues to be a significant economic driver that benefits everyone in the community,” said Destination Rutherford Chairman Bill Jones.
Money that tourists spend in the county at restaurants, hotels, retail stores and on entertainment directly impacts our community—without the money generated by tourism, every household in the county would pay more in state and local taxes, every single year.
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