Report Shows Tourism in Tennessee is Thriving
LAWRENCE COUNTY, TENN. – The 2022 Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee report reveals tourism in Lawrence County generated $28,672,000 in domestic visitor spending, an 11% increase from 2021. The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development released the new data at the 2023 Governor’s Conference in Knoxville, and celebrated growth across all 95 Tennessee counties. The Lawrence County Chamber and the Visit Lawrenceburg brand was well-represented by Keeli Allen and Kristin Doss at the highly anticipated event.
“Our hospitality & tourism industry has never been stronger,” explained Ryan Egly, President & CEO of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. “This record-setting year can be attributed to the growth of our local hotels and restaurants supported by our frontline hospitality workers. I am especially grateful to the many visitors that choose to spend their time—and money—exploring our community.”
“Tennessee is thriving as tourism continues to soar, from our large cities to small towns,” said Mark Ezell, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. “Our industry’s hard work is paying off with record levels of visitor spending and significantly outpacing inflation. It is our privilege to showcase these numbers and express our gratitude to our partners, attractions, elected leaders and visitors who made a record year for Tennessee.”
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Lawrence County ranked 47 among the 95 counties in Tennessee.
- Visitor spending in Lawrence County generated $2,931,500 in state and local tax revenue.
- Visitor spending also supported 254 jobs in Lawrence County.
Statewide, Tennessee tourism generated $29 billion in direct visitor spending and saw 141 million visitors to the state in 2022. Tax dollars generated by tourism support important public services like education, health and safety.
The 2022 Economic Impact on Travel Report includes county snapshots, comprehensive models of the economic impact of spending by industry and an online interactive dashboard for the latest state and county information.
ABOUT TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF TOURIST DEVELOPMENT
Tennessee is the home of the blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, soul, rockabilly, and rock ‘n’ roll— delivering an unparalleled experience of beauty, history, and family adventure, infused with music that creates a vacation that is the “Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.” Explore more at tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers by following “TNVacation” on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube, and “Tennessee” on Snapchat.
About the Chamber
The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is a network of businesses, industries, local governments, utilities, and private citizens that are committed to improving the quality of life in Lawrence County, Tennessee through economic development, community development, tourism marketing, and workforce development.