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Douglas Co. Visitor Spending Grows by 10 Percent in 2013

Updated: 05/06/2014 6:13 PM
Created: 05/06/2014 6:07 PM WDIO.com

The tourism industry in the Twin Ports is marking a milestone year.

At the Richard I. Bong Veterans Historical Center in Superior Tuesday morning, Dave Minor with the Superior-Douglas County Visitors Bureau announced a 10 percent increase in visitor spending in 2013 from the prior year.

According to Minor, visitor spending increased from $74 million to $82 million. He said that's a bigger jump than in any other Wisconsin county, but told us it took a little help from across the bridge.

"We work with the City of Duluth and that partnership, people come to the Twin Ports, they're not necessarily coming to one city or the other. They certainly are the larger piece but that benefits us as well," Minor said.

Minor said Douglas County is a four season county. He said people are visiting not only to see Lake Superior, but to visit the Brule River and ride snowmobiles and ATVs. There's not one exact reason for the increase in visitor traffic, he said.

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