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    Tourism at a Glance (state of GA)

    • $57.1 billion in total economic impact
    • $25 billion in total direct travel spending
    • 59.2 million overnight visitors
    • 247,302 jobs are generated by the Georgia Travel Industry
    • $1.8 billion in local & state tax revenue
    • Tourism/Hospitality is a Top 10 Industry in Georgia

    Source: Impact of Travel on Georgia Counties, GA Dept. of Economic Development, 2014


     

    Economic Impact of Domestic Travel in Gwinnett County

    • $1.087 billion in visitor expenditures
    • $245.95 million in payroll
    • 11,300 jobs supported by tourism
    • $40.85 million generated in state tax revenues
    • $31.06 million generated in local tax revenues

    Source: Impact of Travel on Georgia Counties, GA Dept. of Economic Development, 2014


     

    Gwinnett Center Attendance Figures (2014)

    The Arena at Gwinnett Center: 

    • Total Attendance: 640,359
    • Total # of Events: 81

    Gwinnett Convention Center:

    • Total Attendance: 228,850
    • Total # of Events: 344

    Gwinnett Performing Arts Center:

    • Total Attendance: 71,676
    • Total # of Events: 77

    Total Campus Attendance: 940,855
    Total # of Events on Campus: 502

      Source:  Gwinnett Center


       

      Lodging

      • 101 hotels, 11,262 hotel rooms in Gwinnett County
      • Gwinnett County occupancy : 69.2% (2014)
      • Gwinnett County Average Room Rate: 67.25 (2014)
      • Total Hotel Tax: 13% (6% sales tax, 7% occupancy tax); $5 per room tax (all Georgia hotels) as of July 1, 2015
      • City of Lawrenceville charges 14% (6% sales tax, 8% occupancy tax); $5 per room tax as of July 1, 2015

      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, 430.38 square miles, population of 877,922 (2014 estimate based on 2010 Census)
      • Metro Atlanta Population: 6.092 million

      Source: Census Bureau, 2015


       

      Major Convention/Trade Facilities

      Gwinnett Center

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

      North Atlanta Trade Center

      • 100,000 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
      • 10 public /  semi-private golf courses
      • Five (5) Major shopping destinations, including one of the Southeast's largest malls, Mall of Georgia

       

      Weather

      • July is warmest month on average; highest temperature record was 105F in 2012
      • January is coolest month on average; lowest temperature recorded was -9F in 1899
      • Most precipitation occurs in July
      • Average annual temperature is 63.5 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, to include free parking)
      • 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.

        http://www.gctransit.com 770-822-5010

      Source: Gwinnett County Transit, 2015

       

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