The $904 million visitors spend in Omaha stimulates an additional $568 million in local business-to-business and employee spending resulting in a total tourism economic impact of nearly $1.5 billion annually.
Approximately 15,750 jobs - or 1 in 17 - within Douglas County are sustained by visitor spending.
Omaha's tourism industry is the 9th largest private-sector employer in Omaha.
Tourism employment, as a result of visitor spending, provides citizens of Omaha and Douglas County with $457 million in annual wages and income.
Visitor spending in Douglas County results in nearly $216 million in tax revenues for our local, state and federal governments.
Local taxing authorities in Douglas County alone generate approximately $62 million in revenue as a result of visitor spending-these are taxes paid by visitors, not residents.
The $62 million in local tax revenue generated by visitor spending is enough to fill more than 3.1 million potholes or construct more than 40 miles of new, one-lane roads.
If it weren't for the local tax revenues generated by visitor spending, each Douglas County household would pay an additional $632 per year in taxes, or face the equivalent reduction in services.