DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Tourists are liking what Dutchess County has to offer.
A just-released New York State report shows that visitor spending in Dutchess County in 2015 is at a record $528,333,000, as compared to visitor spending in 2014 of $508,991,000.T
This spending generated $37,670,000 in local tax revenue, an increase from the $35,931,000 in local taxes realized in 2014, according to the report. They divided their money on lodging, recreation, food and beverages, retail and gas station outlets, and transportation, according to the report.
Visitors’ expenditures helped support 9,994 jobs, largely in those industries, acording to the report
"Visitors from around the state, nation and world understand just what makes us Distinctly Dutchess," County Executive Marcus Molinaro said. "Tourism as an industry, employer and economic engine continues to grow - and our partnership with Dutchess Tourism, Inc. continues to create jobs, improve our economy and increase revenues"
Dutchess tourist attractions include the nation’s first Presidential Library & Museum for Franklin D. Roosevelt, along with the FDR Home, a National Historic Site, The Culinary Institute of America, all in Hyde Park; the Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park, the world’s longest pedestrian bridge; and Dia:Beacon, the nation’s largest contemporary art museum.
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