12 August 2017 01:02AM
Columbia County and Greene County showed fast growth in its tourism industry, evidenced by a state survey of the economic impact of tourism throughout the state based on data from 2016.
The state’s survey, focused on numbers from 2016, is called “The Economic Impact of Tourism in New York.” It includes numbers from six counties in the Hudson Valley.
According to the survey, tourists spent over $140 million in Columbia County in 2016 and tax revenues generated by tourists grew by 8.2 percent.
Greene County Administrator Shaun Groden said his county’s sales tax revenue is 4 percent higher than it was at the same time last year.