Jasper Celebrates County Travel and Tourism Economic Wealth

Jasper County celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-13 to celebrate the revenue the industry brings to the county each year.

In South Carolina, tourism is a $23.8 billion industry each year and employs 1 in 10 people in the state. It also generated $1.8 billion in state and local taxes, according to a Jasper County press release.

Combined, travel and tourism generate about $10 million a year, according to the county, and the industry is a big factor in local and state decisions about roads, airports and other infrastructure.

According to the 2020 Census, the number of residents in Jasper County has increased 28% over the past decade, from 24,948 to 31,925 in 2020. The county said travel and tourism together generate about $10 million in annual revenue, making it a big factor in local and tourism. National decisions regarding roads, airports and other infrastructure.

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