Economic Impact of Travel on West Virginia

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1 Economic Impact of Travel on West Virginia Detailed State and County Estimates Photo credit: West Virginia Division of Tourism October 2013 Prepared for the West Virginia Division of Tourism South Charleston, West Virginia

2 Economic Impact of Travel on West Virginia Detailed State and County Estimates October 2013 prepared for the West Virginia Division of Tourism South Charleston, West Virginia Dean Runyan Associates 833 SW Eleventh Avenue, Suite 920 Portland, Oregon /

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4 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Introduction... 1 II: West Virginia Travel Impacts... 5 Direct Impacts of Travel in West Virginia: A Summary... 6 Gross State Product III. Regional Travel Impacts IV. County Travel Impacts Appendices Appendix A. Regional Travel Impact Model (RTIM) Methodology Appendix B. Definition of Terms Appendix C. Travel Industry Business Classifications DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE i

5 LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES page State Travel Impacts West Virginia Direct Travel Impacts, West Virginia Visitor Spending Adjusted for Inflation, West Virginia Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation, West Virginia Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased, West Virginia Direct Employment Generated by Travel Spending, State and Local Travel-Generated Government Revenue, West Virginia Visitor Impacts, West Virginia Travel Industry Gross Domestic Product, West Virginia Gross Domestic Product, 2010 & 2011: Selected Export-Orientated Industries 13 Regional Travel Impacts Northern Panhandle Travel Impacts, Mid-Ohio Valley Travel Impacts, Metro Valley Travel Impacts, Mountain Lakes Travel Impacts, New River/Greenbrier Valley Travel Impacts, Potomac Highlands Travel Impacts, Eastern Panhandle Travel Impacts, Mountaineer Country Travel Impacts, Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Travel Impacts, Summary: Regional Travel Impacts, County Travel Impacts Barbour through Clay, Doddridge through Hardy, Harrison through McDowell, Marion through Monroe, Morgan through Putnam, Raleigh through Tyler, Upshur through Wyoming, Total & Travel-Generated Employment and Earnings by County, PAGE ii DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

6 PREFACE The purpose of this study is to document the economic significance of the travel industry in West Virginia from 2000 to These findings show the level of travel spending by visitors traveling to and within the state and the impact this spending had on the economy in terms of earnings, employment, and tax revenue. Dean Runyan Associates prepared this study for then West Virginia Division of Tourism. Dean Runyan Associates has specialized in research and planning services for the travel, tourism and recreation industry since With respect to economic impact analysis, the firm developed and currently maintains the Regional Travel Impact Model (RTIM), a proprietary computer model for analyzing travel economic impacts at the state, regional and local level. Dean Runyan Associates also has extensive experience in project feasibility analysis, market evaluation, survey research, and travel and tourism planning. Many individuals and agencies provided information and advice for this report. Among the organizations involved in this effort were the West Virginia Department of Tax and Revenue, the West Virginia Racing Commission, the West Virginia Lottery, and the West Virginia State Parks and Forests. Federal agencies that provided assistance included the USDA Forest Service, the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Finally, special thanks are due to Joe Black, Director of Research, West Virginia Division of Tourism. Without his support and assistance, this report would not have been possible. Dean Runyan Associates 833 SW 11th Ave., Suite 920 Portland, OR (503) DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE iii

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8 I. Introduction Visitors traveling to and throughout West Virginia represent an important component of the state's economy. Travel originating in domestic and international markets generates valuable business sales, payroll, employment and tax receipts for the state as well as for local jurisdictions. Further, many locations within West Virginia serve as travel destinations in their own right. These areas accordingly consider travel and tourism a primary industry. Objectives This report describes the economic impacts of travel to and through the state of West Virginia and each of its 55 counties from 2000 to Previous estimates may be slightly adjusted when original data sources are revised. Detailed breakouts of travel impacts are provided for 2004 through 2012 at the state level, the nine tourism regions, and the 55 counties. A primary objective of this research is to provide reliable, detailed figures that allow comparisons from year-to year for the state and county levels. Direct Impacts The estimates of the direct impacts associated with traveler spending in West Virginia were produced using the Regional Travel Impact Model (RTIM) developed by Dean Runyan Associates. The input data used to detail the economic impacts of the West Virginia travel industry were gathered from various local, state and federal sources. Travel impacts consist of estimates of travel spending and the employment, earnings, and state and local taxes generated by this spending. These estimates are also broken out by type of traveler accommodation and by the type of business in which the expenditures occur. A description of RTIM methodology is included in Appendix A. Gross State Product An estimate of the Gross State Product of the travel industry is also included in this report. Gross State Product is a measure of industry output that excludes the value of intermediate inputs purchased from businesses in other industries. As a single measure, it provides a more meaningful gauge of industry output than spending, earnings, or tax receipts. It also permits comparisons with other industries. Types of Travel Impacts Included Most of the travel that occurs in West Virginia is included in the scope of this analysis. The purpose of such travel can be for business, pleasure, shopping, to attend meetings, or for personal, medical, or educational purposes. All trips to West Virginia by U.S. residents and foreign visitors are included. The travel of West Virginia residents to other destinations in West Virginia is included, provided that it is neither commuting nor other routine travel. Travel to non-west Virginia DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 1

9 destinations by West Virginia residents in not included as a component of visitor spending. The impacts associated with travel are included if the travelers remain at the destination overnight and day travel for both in-state and out-of-state residents whose trip does not include an overnight stay at a destination in West Virginia. In general, the terms traveler and visitor are used interchangeably in this report. Both represent a person who is traveling in the state of West Virginia, away from his or her home, on a trip as defined above. State and Local Government Revenue Approximately 70 percent of all travel-generated government revenue accrues to state government in West Virginia. State taxes include the 6 percent state sales tax, the motor fuel tax, income taxes on travel-generated earnings and travel-related business income, and state revenue generated through racetrack video lottery and wagering (distributed by the West Virginia Lottery and the West Virginia Racing Commission). Local taxes consist of the Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax and the Business & Occupation Tax, levied by municipal governments in West Virginia. The West Virginia Lottery makes distributions to racetrack and non-racetrack counties and municipalities throughout the state. Transportation Impacts The focus of this analysis is on the destination-specific impacts of visitors. This is straightforward with respect to the spending on commodities such as accommodations, food services, recreation, and retail purchases. It is less obvious with respect to ground and air transportation services, in that transportation provides a link between an origin and destination. In this report, the impacts related to spending on transportation are allocated to the location (i.e., region or county) in which those spending impacts occur, regardless of whether that location is the ultimate destination of the visitor. For this reason, counties with urban centers will tend to have relatively greater transportation impacts even though some of that spending on transportation will be related to visits at other destinations. PAGE 2 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

10 Impact Categories Impact Category Expenditures Total Earnings Employment Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Description Purchases by travelers during their trip, including hotel/motel occupancy taxes and other applicable local and state taxes, paid by the traveler at the point of sale. The earnings (wage and salary disbursements, earned benefits, and proprietor income) of employees and owners of businesses that receive travel expenditures. Only the earnings attributable to travel expenditures are included; this typically is only a portion of all business receipts. Employment associated with the above earnings; this includes both full- and part-time positions of wage and salary workers and proprietors. Hotel/motel occupancy tax levied by cities and counties. Property taxes are not included. State exise taxes including sales and motor fuel taxes, income taxes attributable to travel-generated personal earnings and business receipts, and taxes on gaming revenue (levied by the West Virginia Lottery and the West Virginia Racing Commission). Visitor Categories Type of Visitor Hotel/Motel/B&B Guest Description Travelers staying in hotels, motels, resorts, bed & breakfast establishments, and other commercial accommodations, excluding campgrounds, where a hotel/motel occupancy tax is collected. Private Camper Public Camper Private Home Visitor Vacation Home Visitor Day Visitor Travelers staying in a privately owned (i.e., commercial) campground. Travelers staying in a publicly managed campground such as those managed by West Virginia State Parks and Forests, the U.S. Forest Service, or the National Park Service. Travelers staying as guests with friends or relatives. Travelers using their own vacation home or timeshare and those borrowing or renting a vacation home where hotel/motel occupancy tax is not collected. Both in-state and out-of-state residents whose trip does not include an overnight stay at a destination in West Virginia. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 3

11 Report Contents Section II provides an overview of Travel Impacts in the state, detailed estimates for 2004 through 2012, an estimate of gross state product, and the relative impacts for counties measured in terms of the proportion of total earnings and employment that is travel-generated. Section III details estimates for the nine tourism regions. Section IV contains summary estimates for all of West Virginia s 55 counties. The first part of this section focuses on the direct impacts of travel spending. This section provides an overview of travel-generated impacts since 2000, including state and local tax revenues directly generated by travel spending. More detailed travel impacts for the state are reported on the following pages. A description of the RTIM methodology is included in Appendix A. Definitions of the travel terms used in this report can be found in Appendix B. Appendix C provides a description of travel industries in terms of NAICS. PAGE 4 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

12 II: West Virginia Travel Impacts DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 5

13 West Virginia s $5.1 billion in travel-generated spending is a vital part of the state and local economies. In some areas of the state, it is one of the primary sources of earnings and employment. The types of business that serve travelers are represented primarily by service and retail firms, including lodging establishments, restaurants, gaming establishments, recreation-orientated businesses, retail stores, gasoline service stations, transportation, and other travel-related services. The money that is spent on these goods and services in West Virginia produces business receipts at these firms, which in turn employ West Virginia residents. State and local government units benefit from the travel industry as well through the collection of taxes on the sale of goods and services and on the income generated by these sales. DIRECT IMPACTS OF TRAVEL IN WEST VIRGINIA: A SUMMARY Travel spending by all overnight and day visitors in West Virginia was $5.1 billion in the 2012 calendar year. This is equivalent to approximately $13.9 million dollars per day. Travel spending in West Virginia has increased by 6.3 percent per year since In constant dollars (adjusted for inflation), travel spending has increased by 3.3 percent over the same period. Visitors who stayed overnight in commercial lodging facilities spent $1.5 billion in 2012 or about one-third of all travel spending in the state. Day travelers who spent substantially on gaming and entertainment spent nearly $2.5 billion, or about one-half (49%) the state total. During 2012, visitor spending in West Virginia directly supported about 46,400 jobs with earnings of $1.1 billion. Travel spending generated the greatest number of jobs in accommodations & food services, and arts, entertainment, recreation. Local and state government revenues generated by travel spending were $707 million in 2012 (does not include property taxes). Without these government revenues generated travel spending, each household in West Virginia would have had to pay an additional $924 in state and local taxes to maintain current service levels. The following tables and graphs document these travel impacts. Detailed travel impact estimates for the state from 2004 to 2012 are found on page 11. PAGE 6 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

14 West Virginia Direct Travel Impacts, Spending Earnings Employment Gov't Revenue ($Million) ($Million) ($Million) (Thousand) Local State Federal , , , , , , , , , , , ,842 1, ,103 1, Annual Percentage Change Spending includes passenger air transportation. Total Earnings includes wage and salary disbursements, other earned income and proprietor income. Employment includes payroll employees and proprietors. Government revenue includes the state share of racetrack video lottery and wagering, local hotel/motel taxes, state sales and income taxes, and the gasoline tax. Property taxes are not included. Annual Change refers to the average annual change. Details may not add to totals due to rounding. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 7

15 Spending in Billions West Virginia Visitor Spending Adjusted for Inflation, $5.5 $5.0 Real $4.5 $4.0 $3.5 Current $3.0 $2.5 $ Source: Dean Runyan Associates, Bureau of Labor Statistics and Smith Travel Research. West Virginia Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation, 2012 ($ Millions) Campground $35 1% Private Home $802 16% Vacation Home $100 2% Hotel, Motel $1,544 31% Day Travel $2,485 50% PAGE 8 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

16 West Virginia Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased, 2012 Ground Transportation $1,321 Gaming $1,111 Food & Beverage Service $939 Retail Sales Accommodations $550 $509 Recreation & Entertainment Food Stores $221 $315 $0 $200 $400 $600 $800 $1,000 $1,200 $1,400 Travel Spending In Millions West Virginia Direct Employment Generated by Travel Spending, 2012 Accom. & Food Service 25,002 Arts, Entertainment, Rec. 14,816 Retail 5,233 Other Travel 797 Ground Transportation ,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 Number of Jobs DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 9

17 State and Local Travel-Generated Government Revenue, 2012 ($ Millions) State Gas $ % State Income $56.0 8% Local Hotel/Motel $25.5 4% State Sales $ % State Gaming $ % Local Gaming $36.7 5% Local Other $7.6 1% Note: Local Other include local B&O, local sales and Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). PAGE 10 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

18 West Virginia Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending 3,480 3,958 4,370 3,919 4,188 4,709 4,966 Other Travel* Total Direct Spending 3,594 4,088 4,500 4,034 4,313 4,842 5,103 Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel 1,102 1,232 1,413 1,207 1,336 1,443 1,544 Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel 1,720 1,955 2,062 1,928 1,997 2,336 2,485 Destination Spending 3,480 3,958 4,370 3,919 4,188 4,709 4,966 Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas , ,105 1,322 1,321 Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming ,111 Retail Sales Destination Spending 3,480 3,958 4,370 3,919 4,188 4,709 4,966 Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings ,037 1,075 Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Federal Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 11

19 Billions GROSS STATE PRODUCT In concept, the Gross State Product (GDP) of a particular industry is equal to gross output (sales or receipts) minus intermediate inputs (the goods and services purchased from other industries). GDP is always smaller than output or sales because GDP measures only the value-added of an industry and does not include the cost of inputs that are also necessary to produce a good or service. Estimates of travel spending and travel industry GDP are shown in the chart below. For West Virginia, travel industry GDP represents about 3.2 percent of total state GDP. By way of comparison, the U.S. travel industry comprises about 2.5 percent of national GDP. About 57 percent of all travel spending in West Virginia is attributed to intermediate inputs and goods resold at retail. Intermediate inputs cover a range of goods and services that are purchased by travel industry businesses for the purpose of creating a product or service for the traveler. For example, many lodging establishments purchase cable television services. Restaurants purchase food and beverages from vendors. In both cases, these inputs are classified as the GDP of other industries. In addition, travel spending occurs at many retail establishments where the goods purchased from the retailer are purchased as finished goods from suppliers. These resold goods are also counted as the products of other industries. This would include motor fuel, groceries, and most the commodities sold at retail establishments. West Virginia Travel Industry Gross Domestic Product, 2012 $6 $5 $4 $3 $2.9 $2.9 Inputs $1.1 Earnings $0.5 Other Surplus $0.6 Gov't Revenue $2 $1 $0 $1.1 $1.1 $0.5 $0.5 $0.6 $0.6 Spending ($5.1) GDP ($2.2) Source: Dean Runyan Associates and Bureau of Economic Analysis PAGE 12 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

20 Gross Domestic Product of West Virginia Export-Orientated Industries Export-orientated industries are those industries that primarily market their products and services to other regions, states, or nations. Mining, manufacturing, and chemicals are the best examples of export-orientated industries. Clearly, there are cases in each of these three sectors where the products are sold within the local or regional market. Nonetheless, in general most businesses within these industries depend on export markets. The travel industry is also an export-orientated industry because goods and services are sold to visitors, rather than residents. The travel industry injects money into the local economy, as do exports of other industries. A comparison of the GDP s of the leading export-orientated industries in West Virginia is shown below. The comparison years are for 2010 and 2011 data for 2012 is not yet available for the comparison industries. West Virginia Gross Domestic Product, 2010 & 2011 Selected Export-Orientated Industries Mining $6.3 $7.3 Durable goods $2.5 $2.3 Chemical manufacturing All Other Manf $1.0 $1.0 $2.4 $ Travel $2.1 $1.9 $0 $2 $4 $6 $8 Gross Domestic Product (Billions) DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 13

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22 III. Regional Travel Impacts DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 15

23 The tables in this section provide detailed estimates for the regions of West Virginia for The geographic definitions of the regions are shown below. West Virginia s Tourism Regions Northern Panhandle Mid-Ohio Valley Metro Valley Brooke Calhoun Cabell Hancock Jackson Kanawha Marshall Pleasants Mason Ohio Ritchie Putnam Tyler Roane Wetzel Wirt Wood Mountain Lakes New River/Greenbrier Valley Potomac Highlands Braxton Fayette Grant Clay Greenbrier Hampshire Gilmer McDowell Hardy Lewis Mercer Mineral Nicholas Monroe Pendleton Upshur Raleigh Pocahontas Webster Summers Randolph Wyoming Tucker Eastern Panhandle Mountaineer Country Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Berkeley Barbour Boone Jefferson Doddridge Lincoln Morgan Harrison Logan Marion Mingo Monongalia Wayne Preston Taylor PAGE 16 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

24 Northern Panhandle Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 17

25 Mid-Ohio Valley Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. PAGE 18 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

26 Metro Valley Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 19

27 Mountain Lakes Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. PAGE 20 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

28 New River/Greenbrier Valley T ravel Impacts, T otal Direct T ravel S pending ($Million) Des tination S pending Other Travel* Total Direct S pending Vis itor S pending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground P rivate Home Vacation Home Day Travel Des tination S pending Vis itor S pending by Commodity Purchas ed ($Million) Accommodations Food S ervice Food S tores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, E nt. & Rec Gaming R etail S ales Des tination S pending Indus try E arnings Generated by T ravel S pending ($Million) Accom. & Food S erv Arts, E nt. & R ec R etail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct E arnings Indus try E mployment Generated by Travel S pending (Thous and J obs ) Accom. & Food S erv Arts, E nt. & R ec R etail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct E mployment Government R evenue Generated by T ravel S pending ($Million) Local Tax R eceipts S tate Tax R eceipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includes air travel and travel agencies. **R etail includes gas oline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 21

29 Potomac Highlands Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. PAGE 22 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

30 Eastern Panhandle Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending ,057 1,116 Other Travel* Total Direct Spending ,062 1,120 Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending ,057 1,116 Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending ,057 1,116 Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 23

31 Mountaineer Country Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. PAGE 24 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

32 Hatfield-McCoy Mountains Travel Impacts, Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 25

33 West Virginia Regional Travel Impacts, 2012 Northern Panhandle Mid-Ohio Valley Metro Valley Mountain Lakes Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending Other Travel* Total Direct Spending Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. PAGE 26 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

34 West Virginia Regional Travel Impacts, 2012 New River/ Greenbrier Potomac Highlands Eastern Panhandle Mountaineer Country Hatfield- McCoy Mts. Total Direct Travel Spending ($Million) Destination Spending , Other Travel* Total Direct Spending , Visitor Spending by Type of Traveler Accommodation ($Million) Hotel, Motel Campground Private Home Vacation Home Day Travel Destination Spending , Visitor Spending by Commodity Purchased ($Million) Accommodations Food Service Food Stores Local Tran. & Gas Arts, Ent. & Rec Gaming Retail Sales Destination Spending , Industry Earnings Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Earnings Industry Employment Generated by Travel Spending (Thousand Jobs) Accom. & Food Serv Arts, Ent. & Rec Retail** Ground Tran Other Travel* Total Direct Employment Government Revenue Generated by Travel Spending ($Million) Local Tax Receipts State Tax Receipts Total Direct Gov't Revenue Details may not add to totals due to rounding. *Other Travel includesair travel and travel agencies. **Retail includes gasoline. DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 27

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36 IV. County Travel Impacts DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 29

37 The analysis of travel impacts at the county level provides a valuable overview of how the economic benefits of travel and tourism are distributed throughout the state. Travel impacts, in absolute terms, are highest in the state s most urban area (Charleston metropolitan area in Kanawha County), which offers visitors a variety of commercial lodging accommodations and entertainment facilities. However, the size of the travel industry in relation to the total economy of a locale is more significant in some smaller communities and rural areas of the state, which tend to be more orientated to scenic and outdoor recreational opportunities. For example, in the counties of Greenbrier, Tucker, and Pocahontas the travel industry is an extremely significant component of the total local economy. Day travelers are particularly notable for some areas. Day visitors are most significant in the counties of Hancock, Ohio, and Jefferson where the racetracks lie within close proximity to major population centers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D.C. Shopping destination areas also receive a higher proportion of day visitation, and visitors tend to spend a higher proportion of their total spending on retail expenditures. Travel Generated Earnings The significance of the visitor impact to local economies can be very substantial in some of the state s destination areas. A useful measure of the relative significance of the visitor impact in each area is travel-generated earnings in relation to total earnings (See the table on page 36-37). A high percentage of travel-generated earnings indicate a relatively high reliance on income generated from visitor spending. PAGE 30 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

38 West Virginia County Travel Impacts, Barbour Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) ,029 1,039 1,046 Berkeley Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) 1,120 1,080 1,340 1,230 1,230 1,180 1,160 Local Govt. Revenue ($000) ,088 1, ,054 1,028 State Govt. Revenue ($000) 6,544 7,085 8,824 8,093 8,267 8,244 8,183 Boone Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) 1,684 1,820 2,125 1,998 2,099 2,086 2,156 Braxton Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) 1,903 2,012 2,293 2,283 2,476 2,489 2,481 Brooke Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) 976 1,039 1,152 1,117 1,089 1,085 1,109 Cabell Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) 1,380 1,390 1,290 1,550 1,540 1,420 1,450 Local Govt. Revenue ($000) ,264 1,545 1,627 1,604 2,080 State Govt. Revenue ($000) 7,033 7,533 8,034 8,721 9,065 8,778 9,070 Calhoun Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) Clay Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES PAGE 31

39 West Virginia County Travel Impacts, Doddridge Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) Fayette Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) 3,432 3,852 4,474 4,138 4,584 4,883 5,057 Gilmer Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) Grant Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) ,060 1,022 1,070 1,067 1,079 Greenbrier Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) 2,700 2,640 2,480 1,660 2,010 2,150 2,060 Local Govt. Revenue ($000) 1,712 1,815 1,801 1,219 1,740 2,162 2,633 State Govt. Revenue ($000) 14,868 14,880 14,294 10,168 13,947 16,097 18,436 Hampshire Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) 1,678 1,731 2,180 2,190 2,321 2,286 2,225 Hancock Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) 4,480 4,710 4,620 4,590 4,510 4,890 4,970 Local Govt. Revenue ($000) 5,215 5,174 6,596 5,962 5,626 5,625 5,605 State Govt. Revenue ($000) 102,477 99,200 93,210 86,921 75,687 73,216 76,031 Hardy Direct Spending ($Million) Earnings ($Million) Employment (jobs) Local Govt. Revenue ($000) State Govt. Revenue ($000) 1,193 1,184 1,286 1,494 1,505 1,365 1,318 PAGE 32 DEAN RUNYAN ASSOCIATES

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