Data Shows Significant Growth and Strength of Industry

Last week the Indiana Destination Development Corporation and Visit Fort Wayne released the newest economic impact numbers, demonstrating the significant impact of the visitor economy in our communities.

Each year, Allen County hosts 8.8 million visitors, and those visitors spend $995 million in our community each year! These numbers are up 25% from the year prior, showing strong recovery and a vibrant, growing visitor economy.

Visitors support our restaurants, retail, transportation, attractions, entertainment and lodging - which all contribute to the quality of life that residents enjoy. In fact, visitor spending supports 13,626 jobs in our community and is the 8th largest industry in Allen County.

Please see the attached summary and our Annual Report for additional information.

Media Contact:

Kristen Guthrie
Director of Marketing
Visit Fort Wayne
(260) 424-3700

Visit Fort Wayne, is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, over 8.8 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $995 million in direct economic impact.

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Visit Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to expand Fort Wayne's economy by attracting convention and leisure visitors. Each year, millions of dollars from visitor spending generate increased commerce, sustained jobs and enhancement of Fort Wayne's Image.