Thursday, April 24, 2014

Raising Awareness to Benefit SC's Tourism Industry

(From left) Legislative Assistants Matthew Ellison (Rep. James Clyburn) , Deputy Chief of Staff Legislative Director Melissa Chandler Murphy (Rep. Joe Wilson), SmartState Endowed Chair Simon Hudson, and Legislative Assistant Jessica Phillips Tyson (Sen. Lindsey Graham) discuss tourism’s economic impact on South Carolina.

As tourism is a major economic driver in the state of South Carolina, responsible for supporting 1 in 10 jobs and generating a fiscal impact of $1.3 Billion in state and local tax revenues in 2013, the industry relies on the support of state and local leaders to build sustainable and strategic growth of the tourism industry. Above,  Dr. Hudson meets with the representatives of several key leaders to inform the lawmakers on industry needs and trends. 

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