TOURISM SPENDING WAY UP IN DARKE COUNTY - July 12, 2018
    The Darke County Visitors Bureau released the results of the recently received 2017 Tourism Economic Report, commissioned by the Bureau and the state of Ohio and compiled by Tourism Economics, a division of Oxford Economics Company. The report showed total tourism spending in the county reached $73.8 million in 2017, a 12.6% increase from 2013 ($65.5 million). The report indicated 5.8% of private employment in the county is sustained by tourism (over 1,300 jobs), and tourism generated over $1.8 million in local tax revenue. Some of the local industries impacted the most by tourism include retail trade ($15.5 million in direct sales), food & beverage ($13.5 million in direct sales), and recreation & entertainment ($8.5 million). Statewide, Ohio attracted over 219 million visits to the state, and visitor spending rose to $35.2 billion. The full report can be requested from the Darke County Visitors Bureau by calling the Welcome Center at 937- 548-5158, or stopping by in person to pick up a copy. More information on the Bureau can be found at www.visitdarkecounty.org.

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    Recently We Are The Majority and LatchKey students were able to visit with Greenville Mayor Steve Willman during the signing of the Majority Awareness Proclamation. Next Monday, the group will be holding the 2nd Annual Majority Awareness Walk on April 2nd at 10:00 on Broadway. This group of 7th through 12th graders is focused on peer-led prevention and showing the community that the majority of teens are not using drugs and alcohol. Last year, over 200 individuals attended the walk. On Monday, April 2nd at 10:00 AM at Annie Oakley Park Greenville, the walk will begin down Broadway and will conclude at the City Building with a Proclamation to declare Majority Awareness Week, speeches from We are the Majority Teen Leaders and community members vested in the importance of drug-free lifestyles.

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