(Cobb County, Ga.) - March 15, 2012 - A recent study showed that travel and tourism remains the number one economic driver in Cobb County, with the industry having a total economic impact of more than $2.02 billion and employing almost 30,000 in 2010.
The study performed by Robert Lann Consulting, LLC, showed a 13.3% increase over 2009 for economic impact and a 16.4% increase for employment over 2009.
"The results are very encouraging and shows how important the travel and tourism industry is to our community," said Tim Lee, chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. "Tourism is an instant revenue generator and job creator for Cobb County."
Commissioned by Cobb Travel & Tourism, the study's purpose was to gain knowledge of Cobb's travel and tourism impact in the county. The same study was also conducted in 2011 for the 2009 impact results.
"I am thrilled to see an increase," said Don Geiger, chairman of Cobb Travel & Tourism. "As we continue to work together with our partners and showcase Cobb's unique tourism destinations, I believe we will see the industry's economic impact continue to grow."
About Cobb Travel & Tourism
Cobb Travel & Tourism represents Atlanta's sweet spot, Cobb County. Charming. Delightful. And truly alive with personality. Learn all about what Cobb has to offer by visiting www.TravelCobb.org or www.facebook.com/travelcobb