GRAND CHUTE, WI (WTAQ) - A study by the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau shows tourism spending rose 2.5 percent in 2012.
The study found visitors spent over $392 million in the area. Bureau leaders say that led to $500 million in total business sales, and credit tourism with sustaining 7,150 jobs and generating $125 million in income for residents in the Appleton area.
It also showed visitors spent $115 million on food and beverage, $88 million on retail, $87 million on lodging and $52 million on recreation.
The study was conducted by Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics Company.