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    Tourism at a Glance (state of GA)

    • $53.6 Billion in total economic impact
    • $64 billion in taxes directly / indirectly is generated by tourism
    • 411,000 jobs are generated by the travel/visitor industry
    • $949 million in state tax revenue
    • $609.93 million in local tax revenue
    • Tourism/Hospitality is the 5th largest Industry in Georgia

    Source: Impact of Travel on Georgia Counties, GA Dept. of Economic Development, 2013


    Economic Impact of Domestic Travel in Gwinnett County

    • $1.037 billion in visitor expenditures
    • $234.05 million in payroll
    • 10,990 jobs supported by tourism
    • $38.75 million generated in state tax revenues
    • $29.29 million generated in local tax revenues

    Source: Impact of Travel on Georgia Counties, GA Dept. of Economic Development, 2012


    Arena at Gwinnett Center Attendance Figures

    Arena at Gwinnett Center (2013):

    • 100 events & 164 performances
    • 826,289 attendance


    Gwinnett Center & Performing Arts Center (PAC) Attendance Figures (2013)

    • 341 Events (Convention Center) / 74 Events, (PAC)  
    • 188,758 Attendance (Gwinnett Center) / 66,677 Attendance, (PAC)  

    Source:  Gwinnett Center



    • 101 hotels, 11,082 hotel rooms in Gwinnett County
    • Gwinnett County occupancy : 68.2% (as of May 2014)
    • Gwinnett County Average Room Rate: 64.25 (as of May 2014)
    • $7.7 million in hotel-motel tax collections generated in Gwinnett County (2012)
    • Total Hotel Tax: 13% (6% sales tax, 7% occupancy tax)
    • City of Lawrenceville charges 14% (6% sales tax, 8% occupancy tax)

    Source(s): Smith Travel Research, Gwinnett County Finance Department


    Gwinnett/Metro Atlanta Area Information

    • Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners: Charlotte Nash
    • Mayor of Atlanta: Kasim Reed
    • Gwinnett County: 16 cities, 437 square miles, population of 842,046(2nd most populated county in state, after Fulton County)
    • Metro Atlanta Population: 6.092 million

    Source: Census Bureau, 2012


    Major Convention/Trade Facilities

    Gwinnett Center

    • 84,500 sf of Exhibit space; 13,000 seat Arena

    North Atlanta Trade Center

    • 120,000 sf of exhibit space


    Dining & Entertainment

    • Over 600 restaurants in Gwinnett's downtowns, neighborhoods and malls
    • Gwinnett is home to five (5) major international food markets
    • 46 Public Parks and Recreation Facilities; Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation recognized as top in nation
    • 12 public /  semi-private golf courses
    • Five (5) Major shopping destinations, including one of the Southeast's largest malls, Mall of Georgia



    • July is warmest month on average; highest temperature record was 105F in 1980
    • January is coolest month on average; lowest temperature recorded was -9F in 1899
    • Most precipitation occurs in July
    • Average annual temperature is 61.3 degrees


    Airport and Local Transportation Information

    • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is within a 2-hour flight of 80% of the U.S. population and is the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.
    • On average, there are almost 2,500 arrivals and departures daily. 
    • Hartsfield-Jackson averages more than 250,000 passengers a day.
    • Hartsfield-Jackson serves 150 U.S. destinations and more than 75 international destinations in 50 countries.

    Source: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, 2014


    Gwinnett County Transit

    • Express bus service operates Mon-Fri; 6 routes using I-85 HOT lanes
    • 3 Park and Ride Lots (I-985, Sugarloaf Mills and Indian Trial)
    • Local bus service operates 5 routes Mon-Fri and route 10 on Saturday.  Paratransit service for qualified persons with disabilities operates in conjunction with local bus service. 770-822-5010

    Source: Gwinnett County Transit, 2012


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