In 2015, domestic travel to Cumberland County generated over $490 million in expenditures. Cumberland County’s tourism industry employs more than 4,290 people with a payroll of $89.15 million. Additionally, travel generated $35.7 million in state and local tax revenues, which represents a $108.39 tax savings to each county resident. These figures rank Cumberland County 10th out of North Carolina’s 100 counties in economic impact from travel and tourism.
The FACVB works to maximize the economic impact from travel to Cumberland County. The FACVB is funded through occupancy tax collections, collected from overnight visitors at Cumberland County hotels and administered by the Tourism Development Authority.
Although Cumberland County residents do not fund tourism promotion efforts, they receive the benefits through tax savings and expenditures in the community,” says John Meroski, FACVB president and CEO. “Our organization works hard to maximize the number of visitors in the community, expenditures and, in turn, taxes collected.”
I’m very thankful for the hard work FACVB is doing to maximize the economic benefits of travel to our county.