Every year, Visit Orlando compiles a report on the economic impact of the region's tourism industry. The results for 2017 are now available and, once again, Orlando is experiencing strong growth across all key metrics.

Highlights include:

-- Tourism generated $70.8 billion in economic impact and supported 449,000 jobs (41 percent of Orlando's workforce)

-- Visitor spending, which rose 5.8 percent last year to $44.3 billion, provided $2.4 billion in state taxes and $3.1 billion in local taxes.

-- Since 2009, visitation has increased 55 percent, while visitor spending is up 75 percent.