State tourism spending outpacing neighboring states

Tourism spending in Wisconsin grew 5.9% in September compared to the same month in 2019 and outpacing neighboring Midwest states, according to a release from Gov. Tony Evers’s office and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The spending growth was the highest rate in more than two years and the largest gain of any month since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since 2020, the Evers has invested more than $1 billion of Wisconsin’s federal funds in economic resilience, including small businesses and other industries impacted by the pandemic, more than $200 million of which was invested in the travel and tourism, hotels and lodging, and entertainment industries.