Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker had something positive to say about the state economy & he took advantage of the opportunity during a visit to Sturgeon Bay Friday. The governor joined State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett for the informal news conference at the Door County Maritime Museum. Walker said the news about the impact of tourism on the state economy has been nothing but good for the past few years…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/N654.mp3|titles=Governor Scott Walker]
Governor Walker said Door County is playing a significant role in the increase in state tourism spending…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/N655.mp3|titles=Governor Scott Walker]
The State Department of Tourism says, for every dollar spent on tourism advertising, six dollars was returned to the state in additional tax revenue. In addition, visitors generated $1.3 billion in state & local taxes in 2012, saving Wisconsin taxpayers nearly $575 per household. Governor Walker also took his tourism message to Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dells & La Crosse.