Visitor industry remains important to local economy

Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:01 am

Oklahoma’s travel industry remains an essential part of the local and state economies according to an economic impact report recently released by the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and Dean Runyan Associates. According to the report, Oklahoma County was No. 1 in the state for direct spending in the travel industry in 2015.

“Oklahoma City’s investments in its quality of life have also transformed our region into an ideal place to visit or host an event,” said Natalie Shirley, president of Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City and vice chair of convention and visitor development for the Chamber. “Our plans for continued investment will help ensure that Oklahoma City’s appeal will continue to grow.”

Read the full article in the March issue of The POINT! newsletter