Tourism Brings $7.7 Billion in Economic Impact to the State of Indiana in 2012

December 20th, 2013 |

A recent report published by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development (IOTD) highlights the significant impact that tourism had on the Hoosier State in 2012. Research conducted by Rockport Analytics estimates that visitors spent $10.1 billion on goods and services in the Indiana economy in 2012; $7.7 billion of which was retained in the bottom line of Gross State Profit (GSP).  These figures represent roughly a 5% increase in tourism activity over 2011 and can partially be attributed to the Indianapolis hosting of Super Bowl XLVI.  In 2012, Indiana Tourism, the 7th largest industry in the state, supported 186,000 jobs, paid $4.8 billion in wages and contributed $1.2 billion in local and state tax revenue. Learn more.