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Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures for Virginia’s Agritourism Industry

Thursday, May 11, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Laurie Aldrich
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RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that a new economic impact study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity. The report also shows that the economic activity attributed to the Commonwealth’s 1,400 agritourism businesses supports 22,000 jobs, contributes $840 million in income, and injects $135 million in state and local taxes. The study is the first statewide benchmark report to measure the economic and fiscal impacts of Virginia’s agritourism sector. For Full Story Click Here.

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