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Columbus is committed to the visitor experience. We recognize the value of tourism.

Greater Columbus welcomes 43 million visitors each year, directly spending $7.6 billion at local businessesThe tourism sector supports nearly 78,600 jobs in Columbus and Franklin County, one in every 12 jobs.
$156 million in city tax revenue is generated by the tourism industry, saving each Franklin County household $2,599 per year.

The top five industry sectors that benefit from visitor spending are retail, food and beverage, transportation, entertainment and lodging.