Indianapolis’ 28.8 Million Visitors Generated a Record $5.4 Billion in Spending in the Metro Area in 2017

February 1st, 2019 |

A recent Rockport study estimates that the 28.8 million visitors who came to Indianapolis in 2017 generated a record $5.4 billion in spending. Tourism-related industries supported more than 81,640 full-time-equivalent (FTE) jobs across the metro area paying resident employees a total of $2.7 billion in wages. Tourism-initiated taxes grew by 3.4% percent from 2016 reaching $1.26 billion with about 14 cents of each visitor dollar going towards the payment of state and local taxes. Learn More