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.
-- 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.