Tourism is big business
One of the largest employers in the Quad Cities
Annual tourism spending at Quad Cities' local businesses
8130 local jobs
Hotel staff, restaurant waiters, gift shop clerks and many others
Wages earned by local residents from tourism
Direct tax receipts that our cities earn from tourism spending. They use that money to pay for schools, police, fire, roads, and other community services.
Economic impact data covers calendar year 2016.
Source: US Travel Association, Illinois Office of Tourism, Iowa Tourism Office.
Where tourists come from
It's a global industry